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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El periodo historico que abarca el libro inicia desde los primeros contactos del mundo chino con la isla (durante la Dinastia Tang, 618-906, y, especialmente, durante la Dinastia Song, 960-1279) y se extiende hasta el primer periodo de gobierno del presidente taiwanes Ma Yingjiu (2008-2012).
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Song Qiang: Hu zongshuji yu Ma Yingjiu '16 zi fangzhen ' de yi tong [Song qiang: The similarities and differences between the ' 16-Character guidelines' of CCP General Secretary Hu Jintao and Ma Yingjiu] (2009, 28 July).
Taiwan's President Ma Yingjiu, who favors a rapprochement with Beijing, was embarrassed, too.