Remarks by President Ma Ying-jeou on Taiping Island


President Ma Ying-jeou (Remarks)


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan)


January 28, 2016


On Jan. 28, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou led government officials and scholars on a visit to Taiping Island in the Nansha Islands. He explained the four objectives of the trip: first, visiting personnel stationed on the island ahead of the Lunar New Year; second, unveiling the South China Sea Peace Initiative Roadmap; third, explaining the purpose of peaceful use of Taiping Island; and fourth, clarifying the legal status of the island. Following is the talk he delivered on the island: