HIT A NERVE:Ma Ying-jeou lost his cool when asked about Tsai Ing-wen’s criticism of the meeting, saying: ‘I have never understood what she is talking about’
Date: Nov 06, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday that his decision to meet with Chinese
President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore tomorrow was not prompted by electoral factors, but by his determination to ensure the welfare and happiness of the future generations of Taiwanese.
Ma made the remarks at an international press conference held at the Presidential Office yesterday morning, responding to reporters’ questions on whether the unprecedented Ma-Xi meeting was merely part of his efforts to etch his name in the history books and if it would shackle the nation’s development.
The press conference was packed with local and foreign reporters eager to learn details of the first official meeting between the leaders of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) 1949 retreat to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War. [FULL STORY]