From Reuters via the Malaysia Star:
The expected election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou to head of the island’s ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) could pave the way for him to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, a state newspaper said on Thursday.
The official China Daily said that if Ma took over the chairmanship of the KMT, he could then potentially meet Hu in his capacity as head of the Chinese Communist Party, rather than as head of state.
“Although Ma has to visit Beijing in his capacity as KMT chairman and talk to Hu in his role as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the unprecedented meeting will signal ‘great reconciliation’,” the newspaper said.
The KMT decides on July 26 whether to appoint Ma chairman. He would take the job on Sept. 12.