The Xi–Ma Summit Meeting and US Interests Across the Taiwan Strait

  • Dean P. Chen


This chapter provides the background information of the Kuomintang’s rapprochement policy toward the People’s Republic of China since 2008. Specifically, the historic summit meeting, in November 2015, between the Chinese president Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou will be examined to illustrate how such an encounter, though unprecedented, took place in the context of heightening of tensions between Washington and Beijing and Taiwan’s rising domestic discontent about Ma’s pro-China position.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean P. Chen
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  1. 1.Political ScienceRamapo College of New JerseyMahwahUSA

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