By: Yin Chun-chie and Maubo Chang
After returning from a trip to Singapore to pay last respects to the late Singapore founder, Ma said he hopes other Singapore leaders will be as supportive of Taiwan as Lee, who built the friendship between the two countries.
Ma told journalists at Taoyuan Airport that Singapore is one of Taiwan’s close trade partners, and Lee was a close friend of the country’s late president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國). Lee’s deep concern about the island was borne out by the fact that he visited Taiwan 25 times, Ma said. [FULL STORY]