A woman crosses a road as commuters riding on motorcycles wait at a traffic stop in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. In his meeting Saturday with outgoing Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, Chinese President Xi Jinping put the relationship across the Taiwan Strait in clear terms: Stick together, and prosper. Shake things up, and sink the peace. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 591161613

Sino-Taiwanese relations remain a bridge too far

Chih-yu Shih says as long as the Taiwanese are torn between their desire for independence and reliance on the mainland, there is little hope for a reconciliation with Xi’s China

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A woman crosses a road as commuters riding on motorcycles wait at a traffic stop in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. In his meeting Saturday with outgoing Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, Chinese President Xi Jinping put the relationship across the Taiwan Strait in clear terms: Stick together, and prosper. Shake things up, and sink the peace. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 591161613
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