Vincent Siew Wan-chang

Vincent Siew meets Xi Jinping in Boao on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Different responses to Siew and Lien trips reveal Ma's thinking

Taiwanese authorities reacted positively to a landmark meeting between the island's former vice-president, Vincent Siew Wan-chang, and new top mainland leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on Monday.