Ma’s failure to mention ‘different interpretation’ sparks debacle

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-11-08
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

President Ma Ying-jeou has failed yet again to live up to the expectations of the people, as

Ma's 'one china' remark sparks debacle.  Central News Agency

Ma’s ‘one china’ remark sparks debacle. Central News Agency

his “one China” remark during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Singapore sparked a huge debacle in Taiwan, according to local media reports Sunday.

Ma failed to achieve equality or receive mutual respect at his summit with Xi, Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said, adding that his failure to mention the reference on “different interpretation” has left majority of the public disappointed.

Ma also failed to fulfill two other elements Tsai had put forward as conditions earlier, namely maintaining transparency and the absence of political preconditions. The president had failed on all counts, Tsai said after the meeting ended Saturday.

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