Monday, November 9, 2015

China and Taiwan make headway towards reconciliation

Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu,

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In a groundbreaking get-together that was hosted by the upscale Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore on Saturday, November 7, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou met behind closed doors

Successive rounds of negotiations between delegations from the two countries were nonetheless unable to yield much until 2008, the year when Ma assumed presidency in Taiwan. Since then, 23 separate deals have been reached concerning issues of trade, investment, public diplomacy, and the technical details of bilateral cooperation in other fields, all within the initial negotiation framework of 1993. ...

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