Ma Ying-jeou wishes all people who are in love a happy Valentine’s Day on Facebook. Ma Ying-jeou posted his Valentine’s Day expression to his wife on Facebook and gave his best wishes to everyone who has a thankful heart. A large number of people liked and praised this Valentine gift from Ma Ying-jeou to his wife.
Feb 14 is the traditional Valentine’s Day in Western countries. Ma Ying-jeou, the president of Taiwan, took this opportunity to express his love to his wife Christine Chow Ma (Christine Chow Mei-ching) and also wished everyone a happy Valentine’s Day.
On Ma Ying-jeou’s Facebook page, he posted a funny photograph of him gobbling down a red bean cake, with his wife staring at him in disgust. The photo was taken in 2008 when Ma and his wife attended his presidential inauguration banquet.
Below the photograph there is the caption: “Why have I married such a person!” Ma Ying-jeou says that this photo is treasured by him and he thinks this represents happiness.
“One couple is a whole; everyone has been the other half in his or her spouse’s life since the day they met, knew each other and recognised each other. This is fate. I cherish this hard-won fate a lot and because of Mei-ching, the other half of my life is complete.”
He also wrote:
“In fact, Valentine’s Day is not only for lovers, but also for all the people in love. For those who have significant others, remember to express your love to your sweethearts. For those who are single, you can also give your dear friends and families your best wishes.
“I hope we can make every day in our lives Valentine’s Day with our thankful hearts. In the end, I wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day and a satisfying life!”
Politics and love
On Ma Ying-jeou’s Facebook page, there are numerous people leaving messages under his Valentine’s Day confession and more than 30,000 people have clicked the “thumbs up” button to show they like it.
“President, we have known that you are a good husband. You do not need to remind us. We need a great governor!”
Plenty of people in Mainland China have also praised this. An Internet user said in the microblog: Mr Ma Ying-jeou’s words left on Valentine’s Day are filled with a deep sense of love and humanity.
Translated by Lu Lu