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Ma Ying-jeou, chairman of the Kuomintang in Taiwan, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 13 February.

Ma Ying-jeou will speak on Taiwan's perspective on East Asian security in a globalised world. He will explore Taiwan's current political and economic situation and its relations with the People's Republic of China, and give his vision for the island's future.

Ma Ying-jeou was elected chairman of the Kuomintang, Taiwan's main opposition party, in 2005.

Dr Chris Hughes, LSE, will chair this event.

Bridging the divide is on Monday 13 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|


This event's title was previously advertised as The Political Outlook of Taiwan and East Asian Security in a Globalised World: Taiwan's Perspective

Press cuttings

The Epoch Times
The Taiwan Policy Challenge and Status Quo Conundrum (Part IV) (19 June)
Important Issues Presented at Pepperdine University's Forum on US-Taiwan Relations.
Mentions the recent talk by Ma Ying-jeou at the London School of Economics, which attracted an overflow crowd of both mainland and Taiwan students.

Keeping China quiet (22 Apr 06)
Reference to Ma Ying-jeou, Kuomintang leader's speech at LSE.

Taipei Times, Taiwan
KMT chairman urges Beijing to embrace democracy (15 Feb 06)

eTaiwan News, Taiwan
KMT leader offers stale wine in 'one China' bottle (15 Feb 06)

Mainland's democracy a must for unification, says KMT leader (15 Feb 06)

China Post, Taiwan
Ma proposes Taiwan-China common market (15 Feb 06)

China Post
KMT chief eyes peace agreement with mainland (14 Feb 06)
The leader of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has said he would reopen talks and aim to sign a peace agreement with the mainland if his party regained power in the next "presidential" election. Addressing audiences at LSE on Monday, Ma Ying-jeou said the KMT would seek to resume talks with the mainland, stalled since 1999, if it won back the "presidency".

eTaiwan News, Taiwan
Wang lauds KMT chair's comments (14 Feb 06)

South China Morning Post
KMT leader pushes new peace concept (14 Feb 06)

AP Worldstream
Democracy in China a must for unification with Taiwan, opposition leader says (14 Feb 06)

Taiwan needs to keep pushing for China talks: Ma (13 Feb)

Central News Agency, Taiwan
Legislative speaker hails KMT head's 'missile talks' (13 Feb)
Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng voiced support on Monday for "missile talks" by opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou, saying that Taiwan and China should discuss the issue to break the current impasse across the Taiwan Strait. Reference to Ma Ying-Jeou's speech at LSE.

BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific
Taiwan Speaker voices support for KMT head's remarks on mainland missiles (13 Feb)

World briefing (13 Feb 06)
Ma Ying-Jeou, the mayor of Taipei, Taiwan's capital, will spell out his views on relations with China in an LSE lecture. 

China Post, Taiwan
No missile removal, no talks is mainstream view: KMT (12 Feb 06)
Reference to KMT chairman's Ma Ying-jeou, speech at LSE on Monday 13 January.

Taipei Times, Taiwan
Ma pushes 'status quo' in article (8 Feb 06)
Chinese Nationalist Party chairman Ma Ying-jeou, is scheduled to speak at LSE.

2 February 2006