Improved cross-strait ties in Taiwan's interests: Ma
CNATAIPEI--President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that his administration has dealt with relations with mainland China based on the Republic of China Constitution and Taiwan's national interests, rejecting allegations that his government is “selling out Taiwan.”
October 29, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
By improving cross-Taiwan Strait ties, Taiwan is setting the stage for better relations with other countries as well, Ma told a visiting delegation of Chinese-Americans from the organization Committee of 100.
“We have managed to create a virtuous cycle, not a vicious cycle, between cross-strait relations and international affairs,” he said, citing the examples of Taiwan's observer status in the World Health Assembly and a recent invitation to the International Civil Aviation Organization assembly from organization head Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez.
Warming ties can be seen in the increase of daily flights between the two sides to 95, a number that still falls short of demand, he said.