By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) A visiting former White House official said Tuesday that stability in cross-Taiwan Strait ties has been a foundation for the rapid advancement of relations between Taipei and Beijing and between Washington and Beijing in recent years, and he attributed the achievements to the efforts made by President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).
Evan Medeiros, former senior director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council, made the remarks at a ceremony in which he was conferred with the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon by Ma in recognition of his efforts to promote relations between Taiwan and the United States.
Medeiros is currently managing director and practice head for Asia of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm. [FULL STORY]