Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set for a historic handshake in Singapore on Nov. 7, 2015. The first summit was held between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since a civil war divided them in 1949. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

China’s push for global importance has many obstacles to overcome

Cary Huang says never before has a Chinese leader been so keen to expand the country’s reach, but despite the state visits and summits, China’s neighbours and trading partners still suspect its motives and intentions

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Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set for a historic handshake in Singapore on Nov. 7, 2015. The first summit was held between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since a civil war divided them in 1949. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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