Former Taiwan president Ma to visit China in landmark trip
TAIPEI: Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China this month, his office said on Sunday (Mar 19), the first time a former or current Taiwanese leader has visited since the defeated Republic of China government fled to the island in 1949.
Ma, who remains a senior member of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party, held a landmark meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Singapore in late 2015, shortly before current Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was elected.
Ma’s office said that he would visit China from Mar 27 to Apr 7 and go to the cities of Nanjing, Wuhan, Changsha, Chongqing and Shanghai.
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