In contrast to how things were under CSB, I am almost fully satisfied with the gains achieved in cross-strait relations under Ma’s presidency, and the benefits that these have yielded for Taiwan, helping it to become one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and to come through the 2008 global financial crisis and recession in much better shape than any other economy at a similar level of development. It’s hard to see how Ma’s performance in this regard could have been bettered, and I would like to have another four years of the same.
Fox wrote:Average GDP growth in Taiwan was higher under CSB than Ma.
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