Policy Paper

Cross-Strait Relations: Marking Time

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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.

This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the China Leadership Monitor.

Image by 總統府 – 12.08 總統接見「105年度參與監所教化及保護事業有功人士及團體代表」, CC BY 2.0,
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