Despite Optics of Zhang’s Visit, Taiwan Remains Wary of China’s Intentions

China's Taiwan Affairs Council Minister Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, June 25, 2014 (Kyodo via AP Images).
China's Taiwan Affairs Council Minister Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, June 25, 2014 (Kyodo via AP Images).
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Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, recently concluded a four-day visit to Taiwan. He is the highest-ranking official from the People’s Republic of China ever to have visited Taiwan, making the trip something of a milestone in relations across the Taiwan Strait. First up on Zhang’s itinerary was a meeting with his Taiwanese counterpart, Wang Yu-chi, the director of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council. The two had held the first such government-to-government talks in February in Nanjing, where they agreed in principle to establish mechanisms for official communication, including representative offices. This time they moved one step closer to […]

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