China’s incoming leader advocates for reunification with Taiwan

Bernadette Carreon – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Beijing, China (4E) – China’s incoming leader is pushing for reunification with Taiwan.

Former Taiwanese premier Lien Chan, Xi Jinping said that he will be pursuing “peaceful means” in its reunification efforts with Taiwan, which China considers a province.

China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since the communists, led by Mao Zedong, defeated the Kuomintang, forcing Chiang Kai-shek and his nationalist alliance to flee to the island at the end of a bloody civil war in 1949.

Relations have warmed significantly since Ma Ying-jeou was elected president of Taiwan in 2008.

The two sides have trade and tourism agreements.

However the trade ties still is not enough towards reunification.

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