FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 2 (2014)   

Yet another ‘historic’ meeting between Mainland China and Taiwan:
The two sides are talking on a governmental level but there is no cause for celebration

Published 17.2.2014

Jyrki Kallio
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The recent meeting between ministers from Mainland China and Taiwan has been widely hailed as historic. Such an evaluation is premature at best. In reality, the road towards a true reconciliation between the parties to the Chinese civil war is as long as ever.