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Friday, November 6, 2015
President Ma Ying-Jeou (馬英九) said Thursday that his upcoming meeting with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) has nothing to do with the Chinese government-backed high-tech conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup's (紫光集團) ambitions to buy into Taiwan's integrated circuit industry.
Entrepreneurs on both sides of the Taiwan Strait will cooperate in a natural gas supply project in which Chinese suppliers will deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the coastal Chinese province of Fujian to the nearby Taiwan controlled island of Kinmen.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation
Taiwan's president said Thursday he hopes this weekend's historic meeting with China's leader can ease Beijing's hard-line stance on diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which is now recognized by just 22 countries.
An upcoming meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore will be a significant step in cross-Taiwan Strait history, ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman and presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Wednesday.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is questioning the timing and justification of President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) scheduled meeting with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore Nov. 7, and has demanded an explanation of the abrupt announcement of the impending meeting.
An opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician predicted Wednesday that President Ma Ying-jeou will meet mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping again following their first meeting scheduled for Nov. 7 in Singapore.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Wednesday that he will convene legislators from across party lines Nov. 6 to discuss matters related to President Ma Ying-jeou giving a state of the nation report to the Legislature.
Singapore said Wednesday that both Beijing and Taipei had asked it to help set up this weekend's historic summit between mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou.
The planned meeting between Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping is a landmark event in relations across the Taiwan Strait, mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief Zhang Zhijun said Wednesday.
An upcoming meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping can be seen as a turning point in cross-strait relations and will help to enhance political trust between the two sides, several Taiwanese scholars said Wednesday.
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