EYE ON LEGACY?Ma said he was ‘worried’ about the ability of his successor to maintain the ‘status quo’ in a remark widely seen as aimed at the DPP’s Tsai Ing-wen
Date: Oct 11, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in his final Double Ten National Day speech
yesterday expressed concerns about the development of cross-strait relations, saying that any future president should continue to pursue a cross-strait policy based on the so-called “1992 consensus.”
“Without the ‘1992 consensus,’ the maintenance of the ‘status quo’ becomes an empty slogan; an unrealizable goal that does not advance the peaceful development of cross-strait ties,” Ma said in a speech to the crowd gathered in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei to celebrate the 104th birthday of the Republic of China (ROC).
The ceremony included military drills and dances involving hundreds of performers. [FULL STORY]