Over the past 16 years cross-Straits ties have experienced both bad and good times. |
The relationship was once almost frozen, with both sides trading barbs, due to the secessionist push by Chen Shui-bian and his "pro-independence" Democratic Progressive Party from 2000 to 2008.
It then began to warm up after Ma Ying-jeou from the mainland-friendly Kuomintang party came to power on the island in 2 ...
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