President Ma Ying-jeou visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today to explain his concept of “viable diplomacy” in hopes for reconciliation in cross-strait relations. Ma emphasized that from the Siew-Hu, Lien-Hu and Wu-Hu meetings to renewed cross-strait talks to the recent issue over
Director Lin pointed out that
Director Lin also expressed that Ma has placed cross-strait relations above all other diplomatic considerations. With an affinity to
Lin further criticized Ma’s diplomatic policies as filled with gaps and unable to withstand the test of time. Ma has not yet proposed how to improve
During his visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ma said that
Finally, Director Lin expressed that the DPP would like to remind the Ma government that once the Olympics are over, whether Taiwan’s relationships with its diplomatic allies can remain stable, whether Taiwan can gain entry into the UN, and whether Taiwan can gain membership into the WHO early next year, will all be important tests for Ma’s overall diplomatic policy.