Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations Since 1979: Policy Adjustment by Kevin G. Cai

By Kevin G. Cai

With Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) regaining energy from the Democratic revolutionary social gathering (DPP) on may well 20, 2008, either Beijing and Taipei were adjusting their rules towards one another. despite the fact that, those fresh adjustments could be visible as a part of the final ongoing means of coverage adjustment in either Beijing and Taipei in keeping with altering household and exterior stipulations considering the fact that 1979. This ebook explores the method of coverage adjustment and institutional switch on each side of the Taiwan Straits because 1979 and provides coverage strategies. by means of proposing a comparative and balanced dialogue of cross-Straits family from either mainland chinese language and Taiwanese views, this paintings might help readers achieve an greater figuring out of this arguable factor.

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The third and fourth rounds of talks were respectively held in Nanjing on 26 April 2009 and in Taichung on 21–25 December 2009. Within just two years after Ma Ying-jeou took office, there was a rapid improvement in cross-Straits relations with high-profile achievements, with four rounds of talks leading to the signing of 12 agreements and one consensus that helped establish three links (direct postal, transportation and trade links), food safety, finance and other functional areas. After several rounds of negotiations, Beijing and Taipei finally signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) on 29 June 2010.

There are different views among mainland Chinese politicians and scholars on what should be a more effective approach that could be adopted to achieve their shared objective of national reunification. As for Taiwan, the different views of politicians and scholars, particularly between the Blue Camp and the Green Camp, are more about the fundamental issues of how to define Taiwan’s relations with mainland China and the future direction of Taiwan. Thus, the views of the scholars in this volume can only be seen as representing some of the important voices on both the mainland and the island with respect to cross-Straits relations and policies.

Qxd 3/8/2011 12:49 PM Page 22 b1078 Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations 22 Yan Anlin Straits. This chapter explores the interactions between the development of cross-Straits relations and the evolution of Beijing’s Taiwan policy since 1979, and speculates on the prospects for peaceful development across the Taiwan Straits. 1. THE PERIOD OF “POLITICAL COLD WAR” ACROSS THE TAIWAN STRAITS (1979–87) With the end of the civil war between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) in the mainland in 1949, the Taiwan Straits became the major battlefield between these two political rivals.

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