- At the summit meeting between the leaders of China and Taiwan are the territorial disputes in the South China Sea on the agenda. That said, President Ma Ying- jeou of Taiwan Thursday at a news conference.
Ma Saturday in Singapore met with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The purpose of the meeting, according to the Taiwanese president further normalization of ties between China and Taiwan, which is regarded as a renegade province by the large neighboring country.
Organizing a meeting they are accompanied by the necessary practical problems. If the leaders do not recognize each other officially as heads of state. Ma and Xi reportedly share the bill for dinner. They address each other with " Mr. ", & quot presumably so they do not each other, sir " do not need to name a few.
The fight over the South China Sea, according to me, in any case not a subject of discussion. Parts of the sea are claimed by both China and Taiwan. Other countries in the region clash over the issue with Beijing, which considers that almost the entire South China Sea is China.
It is the first time since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949 that leaders of the two countries sitting around the table. The meeting took place during a politically sensitive period in Taiwan, which goes to the polls in a few months. Ma, however, denied that his talks with Xi is meant to boost the popularity of his party.