By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
President Ma Ying-jeou’s plan to normalize future meetings between two leaders of the
strait is still too early to tell, as there would be no second chance if the first round of talks turned out to be sour, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Thursday.
“I wouldn’t worry about the first Ma-Xi meeting. I’m guessing all they will do is grab a meal together, and then snap a few photos,” Ko joked.
Commenting on Ma’s sudden announcement of his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ko said the president should have announced the meeting earlier, as it is a major national affair.
“The real concern should instead be what happens after Ma steps down, what shoddy deals he will make with Beijing without the knowledge of others.” [FULL STORY]