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News Historic visit by presidents of Taiwan and China

  1. Nov 4, 2015 #1


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    Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet for first time since '49
    http://news.yahoo.com/taiwan-chinese-presidents-meet-first-time-since-49-062130105.html [Broken]
    Let's see where this goes.

    Good time for China to recognize Taiwan as a separate nation - a situation like Great Britain and the US, or US and Canada.

    On the other hand,
    Some context from last year - https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/taiwanese-student-protest.744950/
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    Taiwan is recognized by only 21 tiny nations like Haiti and Swaziland. Those 21 have the only embassies in Taipei. Unless you want to go to Panama or some place like that, you can't get an onward visa in Taiwan. You'd have to use international mail.

    The USA does not allow the President of Taiwan to enter the United States. They did allow him to sit inside an airplane as it refueled in Alaska.
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  4. Nov 7, 2015 #3


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    Presidents of China, Taiwan meet for 1st time, shake hands
    http://news.yahoo.com/china-taiwan-presidents-meet-1st-time-ever-shake-071806468.html [Broken]
    Xi referred to China's long-cherished goals of unification with Taiwan, saying, "We are one family," and "No force can pull us apart."

    Ma responded "Both sides should respect each other's values and way of life," while adding that relations between the sides were "the most peaceful and stable they have ever been."

    Let's be close, but not that close.

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