Senior leaders from China and Taiwan have held their first official talks since nationalists fled the mainland and the advancing Communists back in 1949. Relations have certainly come a long way since the mid 1990s, when Beijing test-fired missiles into Taipei's waters. So why this thaw in tensions? And what do Taiwan’s long-term prospects look like?
Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah
Professor of Political Science, INSEAD
Program Coordinator, Asia Centre
Professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
Lecturer in East Asian Warfare & Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London