Want China Times
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, said in a media interview published Sunday
that the goals he set when he took office seven years ago have been achieved to a certain extent.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ma said that when he took office seven years ago, he put forth a vision to create a free, democratic and prosperous Taiwan, a peaceful cross-strait relationship, and a friendly international environment.
“We have made steady progress toward our goals. While not all have been met, we have done a great deal toward realizing this vision,” he said in response to a question on how history should judge him as president.
He said Taiwan’s GDP growth was 3.74% in 2014, the highest among the Asian Tigers, and Taiwan is also pretty competitive in terms of jobless and inflation rates. This year, Taiwan’s stock index hit the 10,000-point mark at one point, he noted. [FULL STORY]