INTANGIBLE BRIDGE:Ma expressed hope that meetings of top-level officials across the Strait would continue, saying that they provide an avenue for peaceful dialogue
Date: Jan 24, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday said that peace is the foundation
for Taiwan’s democratic system and stressed the importance of peace across the Taiwan Strait and in its democracy.
In today’s Taiwan, peace is the foundation for its democratic system, Ma said at a celebration of World Freedom Day, held by the World League for Freedom and Democracy.
Attaching the importance of cross-strait peace to Taiwan’s democracy, Ma said: “If there is no cross-strait peace, that will pose a threat to the development of freedom and democracy.”
Over the past 60 years, the nation experienced martial law and the White Terror era, a period of suppression of political dissidents, and Ma described them as the results of the war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Chinese Communist Party forces. [FULL STORY]