China Leadership Monitor

Cross-Strait Relations: Weathering the Storm

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Ma Ying-jeou administration has carefully dealt with several recent coincident challenges in domestic politics and cross-Strait relations.  These include its perceived failure to respond in a timely and effective manner to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Morakot, controversies over the visit of the Dalai Lama and over the showing of a film biography of Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, continuing negotiations of cross-Strait economic agreements, and Beijing's advocacy of political dialogue on such matters as military trust-building.