Date: 8 Nov 2015
Those who wish to push for Taiwan’s independence risk overturning the “boat of peace” and must be stopped, the main newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said a day after a historic meeting between China and Taiwan’s leaders.
Meeting in Singapore on Saturday, China’s President Xi Jinping told Taiwan’s president they must not let proponents of Taiwan’s independence split them, at the first get-together of leaders of the two sides since China’s civil war ended in 1949.
Ma Ying-jeou, president of self-ruled, democratic Taiwan, where anti-Beijing sentiment has been rising ahead of elections, called for mutual respect for each other’s systems and said Taiwan people were concerned about mainland missiles pointing their way. [FULL STORY]