April 17, 2013 - CDDRL, FSI Stanford In the News
President Ma highlights Taiwan's role as facilitator of peace in region
In a video address to Stanford University, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan) outlined the steps his administration is taking to build stronger relations with China and relieve tensions in the East China Sea. An upwards of 200 participants filled the room at the April 15 event sponsored by Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).
The president's video address was broadcast simultaneously to several locations across the U.S. with support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a panel discussion, which featured: CDDRL Director Larry Diamond; Olivier Nomellini FSI Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama; and retired Admiral Gary Roughead, the former chief of naval operations with the U.S. Navy. President Ma highlighted the strength of U.S. - Taiwan relations, his commitment to democratic principles, and his efforts to resolve disputes in the East and South China seas.
Coverage of the event can be found below:
Taiwan Today: "Ma pledges to strengthen Taiwan-US relations"
Taipai Times: "Ma claims fishing pact is proof of peace initiative"
Focus Taiwan News Channel: "President says Taiwan-China development in U.S. interests"