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President to hold video conference with Harvard University

President to hold video conference with Harvard University

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou will address Harvard faculty and students via video conference from Taipei Tuesday, it was announced.
Ma will first deliver a 20-minute address covering a variety of issues, Presidential Office sources said Monday.
The sources said Ma's wide-ranging speech will begin with a look back at his time at Harvard before moving on to describe Taiwan's values of democracy and freedom.
He will then discuss Taiwan's economic recovery, its programs to care for the underprivileged, its international relations, and especially foreign aid, and finally cross-Taiwan Strait ties.
After delivering his address, the president will exchange views with members of Harvard's faculty and student body.
The video conference will link Ma with the university's Fairbank Center for China Studies and will take place at 7:30 a.m. local time.
Accompanying the president will be Presidential Office Secretary-General Liao Liou-yi, National Security Council Secretary-General Hu Wei-jen, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Shen Lyushun and Government Information Office Minister Johnny Chiang.
Former National Security Council Secretary-General Su Chi, who is currently in the U.S., will also attend the video conference on the Harvard side, and will remain after the end of the one-hour linkage to preside over a continuation of the conference and exchange views with the U.S. scholars. Su said that both sides would touch on Taiwan-U.S. relations, cross-strait relations and a proposed cross-Taiwan Strait economic cooperation framework agreement.
(By Lee Shu-hua and Lilian Wu)




Updated : 2021-05-09 04:02 GMT+08:00