Taiwan's pro-China President Ma Ying Jeou wins second term

   Jan 15, 11:03 am

Taipei, Jan 15 (ANI): Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou has been re-elected to a second term, capturing over 50 percent of the vote, and has promised to further improve ties with neighbouring China.

"In the next four years, cross-strait relations will be more peaceful, with greater mutual trust and the chance of conflict will be less," The BBC quoted Ying Jeou, as saying.

"I must let Taiwan have a long-lasting environment of peace and stability," he added.

China does not recognise Taiwan, regarding the island as a breakaway province.

During Ying Jeou's presidency regular direct flights and shipping links were established with China and a landmark trade deal was signed that cut tariffs on hundreds of Taiwanese exports to the mainland.

With about 90 percent of votes counted, Taiwan's Central Election Commission said Ying Jeou had won 51 percent against 46.3 percent for his main opponent, Tsai Ing-wen .

Meanwhile, the United States, which is a key ally of Taiwan, congratulated Ying Jeou on his victory.

"Taiwan has again demonstrated the strength and vitality of its democratic system," the White House said in a statement.

"We are confident Taiwan will build on its many accomplishments, and we will continue to work together to advance our many common interests, including expanding trade and investment ties," it added. (ANI)

Possibilities for closer cooperation between India, China limitless: Prez May 25, 8:21 pm
Beijing, May 25 (ANI): Addressed eminent cultural and academic personalities at an event co-hosted by the Indian Embassy and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the possibilities for closer cooperation between India and China are limitless.
Full Story
Taliban releases photograph of new supreme leader Akhundzada May 25, 6:50 pm
Kabul, May 25 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban group has released a photograph of the group's newly-appointed supreme leader Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada.
Full Story
UNAMA condemns Kabul suicide attack that killed eleven May 25, 6:30 pm
Kabul, May 25 (ANI): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned a suicide attack in Kabul which killed at least 11 people on Wednesday.
Full Story
'Make in India', Chinese investments on agenda as President arrives in Beijing May 25, 6:30 pm
Beijing, May 25 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has arrived in Beijing on the second leg of his four-day state visit to China where he will hold talks with top leaders, including his counterpart Xi Jinping, on bilateral, regional and international issues.
Full Story
Comments