Ma Ying-jeou in Time 100

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Ma Ying-jeou

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Ma Ying-jeou is one of those rare politicians who have an opportunity to shape the destiny not only of their own nation but also of an entire region. In March elections, the charismatic Ma, 57, won Taiwan’s presidential election on a message of hope that could defuse his country’s nearly six-decade conflict with China and put to rest one of the last vestiges of the cold war in Asia.

馬英九是少數有機會塑造國家與區域命運的政治人物之一。在三月的選舉中,五十七歲的馬英九贏得台灣總統大選傳達出一個訊息:可望終止與中國將近六十年的衝突與結束亞洲地區的冷戰。

Ma, a Harvard Law School graduate, is proposing that China and Taiwan set aside the ideological differences at the heart of their conflict and engage in a sweeping program of economic and cultural exchanges. The heightened traffic of people and money would, he argues, strengthen ties between the two countries, boost their economies and reduce the risk of war.

畢業於哈佛大學法學院的馬英九主張擱置意識形態分歧並增進經濟與文化交流。他主張加強兩國人民與金錢的流通能提高經濟的依存並降低戰爭的風險。

However, as with any reformer, the challenges facing Ma in his quest are as imposing as the goal he is seeking to achieve. Though Beijing appears willing to cooperate in Ma’s effort, it is hard to know how far the Chinese leadership is willing to go on issues it considers highly sensitive. Many people in Taiwan are also fearful that gargantuan China will end up absorbing their tiny island if ties become too close. Ma, though, is focused on the opportunities. "It is going to be a win-win situation," he predicts.

然而,跟所有改革者一樣,馬英九要達成目標所面對的挑戰是巨大的。雖然北京表達願意與馬英九合作,但中國領導人的善意能持續多久仍然難以預料。許多台灣民眾擔心和中國走的太近將會被中國併吞。但馬英九著眼於機會上,他預言:這將是個雙贏的局面。

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