Ma Ying-jeou


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Ma Ying-jeou

(mä yēng-jō), 1950–, Taiwanese political leader, president of Taiwan (2008–16), b. Hong Kong, grad. National Taiwan Univ. (LL.B., 1972), New York Univ. (LL.M., 1976), and Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 1981). Ma worked briefly on Wall Street and upon his return to Taiwan taught law at National Chengchi Univ. (1981–98). He also served in a number of government capacities, notably as justice minister in the mid-1990s, before becoming mayor of Taipei (1998–2006). A member of the KuomintangKuomintang
[Chin.,=national people's party] (KMT), Chinese and Taiwanese political party. Sung Chiao-jen organized the party in 1912, under the nominal leadership of Sun Yat-sen, to succeed the Revolutionary Alliance.
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 (KMT), he was the party's deputy secretary-general (1984–88), vice chairman (2003–5) and chairman (2005–7). He stepped down in 2007 following charges of diverting government funds into his personal account. Cleared, he became chairman again in 2009. An advocate of closer ties with China, Ma was elected president of Taiwan in 2008 and reelected in 2012. He resigned as party leader again after KMT losses in the 2014 local elections. In 2015 he became the first Taiwanese president to meet with his Chinese counterpart. In 2018 Ma was convicted of leaking classified information while president.
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Before taking office, he had been the minister of the National Science Council, now the Ministry of Science and Technology, and a minister without portfolio at the Cabinet during the administration of former President Ma Ying-jeou.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday attended a memorial ceremony in Tainan for people who were killed in the quake.
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou visited an island on the disputed South China Sea Thursday and emphasized the county's sovereignty over the region, which has been witnessing increasing assertions from China.
When it comes to cross-strait relations, Chu embraces outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou's China policy and accepts the so-called "1992 consensus," which refers to an agreement between leaders of Taiwan and mainland China that there is only "one China." The concept, however, remains ambiguous enough to accommodate different interpretations.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Safar 18, 1437, November 30, 2015, SPA -- Taiwan said it exchanged spies with Beijing before a historic summit took place between Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, according.
The marathon grip-and-grin between China's Xi Jinping and Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou took place amid a barrage of camera flashes from a rapt scrum of reporters clamouring to capture the historic summit's start.
Despite the fact that no concrete agreements were reached, both leaders pointed out it was a sign of stability in bilateral relations, which were characterized by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as "the most peaceful and stable they have ever been", RT reported.
He made remarks as he met with president Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan in the first-ever encounter between leaders of the neighbors and longtime rivals, an act both sides described as a breakthrough gesture meant to promote peace and mutual prosperity.
Le parti du president taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou, qui est arrive au pouvoir en 2008 et a permis le degel des tensions, l'augmentation des echanges et l'ouverture d'un dialogue historique entre Taipei et Pekin, n'a recueilli que 40,7% des voix.
The media reports had suggested that the bank's net asset value had been declining since president Ma Ying-jeou assumed office in 2008.
Business ties across the Taiwan Straits have improved since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008.
Taiwan displayed its new fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters Friday, as President Ma Ying-jeou renewed his backing for the modernisation of the island's forces despite warming ties with China.