Saturday, November 7, 2015
The historical cross-Taiwan Strait leadership meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) has begun and is expected to establish a mechanism for future leadership meetings between the two sides.
President Ma Ying-jeou arrived in Singapore this morning, meeting overseas compatriots based in the country at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The site of the landmark meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping was abuzz with media and a foreshadowing of heightened security measures, yesterday. The leaders are scheduled to meet each other at 3 p.m. today.
China experts in New York contended on Thursday that mainland China leader Xi Jinping is taking the bigger risk than President Ma Ying-jeou when the two meet in Singapore on Saturday.
The meeting between the leaders on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait was able to be realized because both Taiwan and mainland China want to maintain the status quo, former National Security Council Secretary-General Su Chi (蘇起) said Friday.
The Japanese business community in Taiwan expressed support Friday for an upcoming meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore.
Friday, November 6, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday emphasized that the "historic milestone" of the cross-strait leaders' meeting this Saturday was the culmination of seven years of successive dialogue and institution building, and that his current efforts have been to build a bridge for his eventual successor.4 Comments
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has been involved in the government's preparation efforts "for a period of time" ahead of the upcoming historic meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore this Saturday, .....1 Comment
President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be a historic landmark featuring five characteristics, the first being that it will be the first time the leaders of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait will have met.