Ma-Xi meet signals Beijing’s recognition of Taiwan government: expert


Lin Chong-pin (林中斌)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/04
By: S.J. Tsai and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) Beijing has agreed that the meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore on Saturday will be held on an equal footing, which indicates China’s recognition that there is a government in Taiwan, Lin Chong-pin (林中斌), a former vice chairman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, said Wednesday.

Ma and Xi will address each other as “mister” in the historic meeting, marking a breakthrough in face-to-face exchanges and communication between the two leaders across the Taiwan Strait after all the twists and turns since Taiwan and China split at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

This shows Beijing’s recognition of the Taiwanese government, said Lin, a China affairs expert.     [FULL  STORY]

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