China Leadership Monitor

Cross-Strait Relations: Marking Time

via China Leadership Monitor
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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There have been no dramatic developments in cross-Strait relations of late. Instead, Beijing continues its steady pressure on the Taiwan authorities while courting private interests. President Tsai’s bid for acceptance of reciprocal responsibility for the improvement of cross-Strait relations was pushed aside by the Mainland and Taiwan’s hopes to attend WHA were unrealized. Meanwhile, President Trump seemed to be marking time on Taiwan while seeking Xi Jinping’s support on North Korea.

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Cross-Strait Relations: Marking Time