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By Paul Irwin Crookes, J. Knoerich

This publication explores how technological swap is influencing the dynamics of relatives among mainland China and Taiwan. utilizing the most recent learn, it examines the acceleration of technology-led and the way it shapes 3 key dimensions of the cross-Strait courting: the overarching defense context; the industrial context; and the cultural context.

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29 Where would policy go from here? Wang Yi was quite cautious. He acknowledged that the election marked a significant new period in cross-Strait relations, but he also spoke of the ‘challenges’ ahead. He was careful to note that there would be continuity with past policies. Cross-Strait relations had entered a ‘new stage of consolidation and deepening’ (gonggu shenhua de jieduan) of the successes achieved by the moderate (‘first the easy and then the hard’), people-focused (‘place hope on the people of Taiwan’) and incremental policies of the past.

Fifield, R. Kwong and K. Hille, ‘US Concerned about Taiwan Candidate’, The Financial Times, World, Asia Pacific page (published online 15 Sept. com> accessed 31 Aug. 2014. 5 ‘Not Yet Time for Taiwan-China Peace Agreement: MAC’, Focus Taiwan, Latest page (published online 16 Feb. tw> accessed 30 Sept. 2014; ‘Liang’an junshi jiaoliu, Gao Huazhu: shiji buyi’ [‘It is not the time for cross-Strait military exchanges’], Wang e bao [Want Daily], Jiaodian xinwen [News focus] page (published online 15 Mar.

Polls on the island reflect concern regarding the political and economic impact of cross-Strait agreements. Moreover, the DPP has shown little inclination to formulate a policy that would be accepted by the mainland as a basis for negotiation. Finally, the student occupation of the Legislative Yuan (the so-called ‘Sunflower Movement’) in the spring of 2014 demonstrated that, when it came to deepening cross-Strait relations, even economic agreements could be ‘hard’ issues. The controversial Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) as well as the yet to be negotiated merchandise agreement both touched on two Steven M.

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