Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


On April 15, CDDRL hosted a live video address with ROC President Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan). A panel discussion featured from left: retired Admiral Gary Roughead, the former chief of naval operations with the U.S. Navy; CDDRL Director Larry Diamond; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and Olivier Nomellini FSI Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama.
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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"

 




Topics: Taiwan