Tag Archives: Cross-Strait Relations

Reiterating 1992 Consensus, Xi Sends Important Signal
As long as both Beijing and Taipei accept the historical truth of the “1992 consensus”, and identify with its core implications, the Chinese president pointed out, they will share a common political foundation for maintaining benign interaction.
China’s Sovereignty Is Fundamental to Taiwan Issue
To maintain the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations that Beijing and Taipei have enjoyed for the past seven years, which have benefitted both sides, the winners of the Taiwan election must abandon any ambition for Taiwan independence and recognize the 1992 Consensus and its one-China principle.
Cross-Strait Relations in Flux after the DPP Win
The 2016 election has shaken up Taiwan’s political scene in a big way, as voters in a post-industrial society seek alternatives to the traditional parties and agendas. It foreshadows a deep transformation of Taiwanese politics, and the ramifications for cross-Strait relations will take time to evolve.
How Taiwan and China Can Avoid Stepping on Each Other’s Toes
Ms. Tsai Ing-wen, 59, Taiwan's first female, newly-elected president, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which has traditionally advocated for a strong Taiwanese identity Her strength moving forward will be contingent on the economy improving, which ironically, may depend on her relationship and guanxi with Mainland China.
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Taiwan Arms Deal Aims To Reduce Cross-Strait Tensions
The recent U.S. arms sales decision regarding Taiwan led to a more moderate Chinese government reaction than seen in many previous transactions. The U.S. arms transfers to Taiwan serve multiple purposes and are likely to continue whoever is the leader of the next government in Taipei and in Washington.
Should China Consider the “Finland Option” for Taiwan?
Breaking the cycle of tension in the Taiwan Strait requires bold initiatives that mean abandoning deeply held desires in China, Taiwan, and the United States. Chinese leaders should perhaps at least think about the previously unthinkable: accepting an independent Taiwan—under very strict conditions.
Taiwan Issue: Which Side Is Time on?
If the ‘92 Consensus is respected, which is already the bottom line for a healthy cross-strait relationship, interactions could advance in ways benefiting both sides, which will continue to enjoy the bonus of the peace and economic cooperation. Efforts to put distance between Taipei and Beijing, whether made by domestic or outside parties, can only damage both sides of the relationship.
Xi-Ma Meeting Unwinds Risks in Cross-Strait Relations
The leaders reaffirmed the fundamentally important role of the 1992 Consensus in maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, offering a status quo of peace and development. It provides guidance to the future development of cross-Strait relations, and all parties should value that no matter who wins Taiwan’s 2016 elections.
My 20/20 Vision – China Musing
The world has to respect the patience of the People's Republic of China's vision to take the long view of reuniting with Taiwan in a peaceful manner. This is not only in the best interest of the people of China and Taiwan, but all of humanity.
A Cross-Straits Meeting of the Minds
The tacit accord achieved by Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou reflects the leaders’ confidence and wisdom to tackle tough problems in an easy manner -- and open minds that can reach a compromise with friends. Cross-Strait relations have developed peacefully for over seven years and reached a milestone at the meeting.
Cross Straits Tensions Heading Back to Bad Old Days
As the prospect of the opposition party DPP winning the Taiwan presidential election increases, cross-Straits relations could be in for a long winter. George Koo argues Beijing faces a Taiwan with fewer options, even Japan could join the U.S. to interfere in how Beijing and Taipei deal with each other.
Preserving the 1992 Consensus
The governing parties and authorities across the Taiwan Straits are both worried about whether peaceful development will continue to prevail in cross-Straits relations in the coming two years. The potential disruption that Tsai Ing-wen's election may cause can be averted with a strong commitment to the 1992 Consensus.
Deep Involvement in Taiwan is Negative U.S. Assets
Deepening U.S. involvement with Taiwan represents a negative asset to U.S.-China relations, especially considering that in 1979, the Carter Administration acknowledged the P.R.C. as the sole legal Government of China. The U.S. should seize interference in the internal affairs of China and Taiwan, terminate arms sales to Taiwan and any form of official exchanges, and truly let people on both sides of the Strait settle their own political and military differences.
How to Strengthen Sino-US Relations?
It is my hope that the Obama administration will leave a satisfactory legacy in promoting US-China relations by enhancing mutual strategic trust and pragmatic cooperation between the two nations.
Taiwan: The Post-Election Political Scene
The KMT and the DPP will soon unveil candidates for the top executive job in Taiwan, and politics will revolve around the 2016 election. Both Beijing and Washington are hoping that the people of Taiwan will elect a leader that supports stable cross-strait relations and peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific.
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