Date: November 8, 2015
Leaders from the two sides of Taiwan Strait met for the first time Nov. 7 in Singapore, turning
a new page in the history of Taipei-Beijing relations.
During their one-hour meeting, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping addressed each other by “mister” and discussed ways to deepen two-way exchanges. They were each accompanied by six senior officials and other staff members.
In his opening remarks, Ma said through this meeting, the two sides affirmed to the world their determination to safeguard cross-strait peace and promote regional stability.
“As we leave behind the history of separation spanning more than six decades, we are faced with the fruitful results from replacing standoff with dialogue and confrontation with rapprochement,” he said. “Our goal is to seek sustainable peace and prosperity.” [FULL STORY]