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RELEASE: Taiwan’s New President has Opportunity to Build on the Successes of Her Predecessor
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RELEASE: Taiwan’s New President has Opportunity to Build on the Successes of Her Predecessor

Washington, D.C. — As Taiwan prepares for a peaceful transition of power, the legacy left by outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou is one of successful cross-Strait relations with China. In a column released today, the Center for American Progress looks at the work that President Ma’s administration has done to navigate the politically sensitive waters separating Taipei and Beijing in order to improve cross-Strait relations, as well as how the administration of incoming President Tsai Ing-wen should hope to build off of the success.

“President Ma is handing over a Taiwan that is secure and has found a balance with China that allows both to work together,” said Rudy deLeon, CAP Senior Fellow and author of the column. “As President Tsai prepares to take office with the support of millions in the Millennial generation behind her, she would benefit from continuing President Ma’s strategy of dialogue, engagement, and ‘no surprises’ in diplomatic relations within the region.”

Click here to read the column.

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