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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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The Philippines on Thursday asked Taiwan to avoid actions that will spark tension in the region after Taiwan's President Ma Yingjeou flew to a contested island in the South China Sea.
En febrero de este ano, los taiwaneses celebraron elecciones presidenciales, en las que reeligieron al presidente Ma Yingjeou por otro periodo de cuatro anos.
El gobierno de Taiwan, hoy dia encabezado por Ma Yingjeou y por el Guomindang, ha optado tambien por el mantenimiento del statu quo, tras la efervescencia independentista de los ultimos anos de la gestion del presidente Li Teng-hui y durante la administracion de Chen Shui-bian.
He insists that the charges are part of a political process engineered by President Ma Yingjeou to please Beijing.
He had refused food in protest over what he says is political persecution by his successor, Ma Yingjeou, Taiwan's current president.
The historic step - the result of diplomatic efforts by new Taiwanese President Ma Yingjeou - is aimed at warming relations between the self-ruled island of 23 million people and its powerful neighbour, which claims the island as its territory.
El presidente taiwanes, Ma Yingjeou, senalo que la isla tambien fue ubicada en los lugares 20 y 22 del mas reciente Indice de Desarrollo Humano Relativo al Genero y del Indice de Potenciacion de Genero, respectivamente.
A diplomatic statement from the Taiwanese president, Ma Yingjeou, still took a clear position on the protests.