He has also said he hoped freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law could be taken up in cross-strait talks in the near future.
Chen Guangcheng’s visit will provide Ma with the chance to show he is made of more than platitudes and promises. He does not have to worry about angering China because it is a given that Beijing will be upset. Ma should also know how to protect the country’s dignity and fulfill his responsibilities. Actions speak louder than words.