Forum reflects stark U.S.-China differences on cross-strait ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/22
By Ozzy Yin and Lee Hsin-Yin

New York, June 21 (CNA) A semi-official meeting between American and Chinese

Image taken from Pixabay

representatives earlier this month has shown how wide the gap is in how they gauge recent developments in cross-Taiwan Strait relations, according to the conference report released Thursday.

During the annual conference of the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security held by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, experts from the two sides had different takes on who is responsible for the gridlock in cross-strait ties over the past two years.

Several Chinese speakers reiterated at the meeting in New York on June 4-5 that the fundamental cause of rising cross-strait tensions was because Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), has “damaged the political basis” of the relationship that had existed under the previous administration of Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).    [FULL  STORY]

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