Incoming President of Taiwan Doubts China Unification

From AP:

Taiwan’s president-elect said Thursday that unification with China is unlikely “in our lifetimes,” but pledged to reach out to the longtime rival while maintaining good relations with the United States.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Ma Ying-jeou offered detailed insight into his thinking on Taiwan’s relations with its two most important foreign partners just five days before he takes office.

The strategic triangle between Taipei, Beijing and Washington is the fundamental mechanism for keeping the peace in the volatile western Pacific — a peace that China has threatened to break if democratic Taiwan moves to makes its de facto independence permanent.

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May 16, 2008, 2:32 AM
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