Want China Times
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, said Wednesday that he has worked hard to
lay a solid foundation for the nation and hoped that future leaders will move along the direction that has been established.
Describing his goals during his time in office as “a prosperous Taiwan, peaceful cross-strait relations and friendly ties with the international community,” Ma said he has worked hard to build a solid foundation for achieving these goals over the past seven years.
“Through the concerted efforts of the government and the people, we have established the direction for the nation’s development,” Ma said in a speech at the Presidential Office marking his seventh anniversary in office. “No matter who will lead the nation, that person should continue the direction,” he said.
He made particular mention of the results of his government in achieving cross-strait peace, which he said “has not come easily and should be cherished and maintained.” [FULL STORY]