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President Ma outlines vision for Taiwan-U.S.-China ties

ROC Central News Agency

2013/10/25 12:11:14

Washington, Oct. 24 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou has outlined his vision for expanding constructive relations with both China and the United States in an interview with the Washington Post.

Ma said in the interview conducted in Taipei on Thursday (Taipei time) that he wants to further improve ties with mainland China by having the two sides establish representative offices in each other's capital and relaxing outdated rules covering the interaction of people and businesses in Taiwan and China.

But Ma said Taiwan is still far away from being ready to engage in detailed political talks with mainland China, according to the U.S. paper.

On Taiwan-U.S. ties, Ma said bilateral relations in recent years have been good, and he stressed that continuing sales of U.S. weapons are essential for Taiwan.

(By Tony Liao and Sofia Wu)

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