Future Column on China/Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations

Now I know I generally do not write about politics, but as I am waiting for my copy of Jay Taylor’s The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the Struggle for Modern China to arrive in the mail next week, the topic of the political relations between Mainland China and Taiwan have recently resurfaced in my thoughts. And therefore, I’d like to discuss and take these issues a bit further in a possible upcoming column.

For now, I’d like to turn your attention to Kuomintang (國民黨) chairman Wu Po-Hsiung as he speaks of his visit with Beijing’s Hu Jintao and their talks (this interview is from a year ago, but it is relevant to the times in forming compromises between China and Taiwan).

In a nutshell, he emphasizes how all “Chinese” on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should feel culturally united and possess a strong cultural identity before sitting down to talk out all the political details etc.

So be on the lookout for what will be my first political column.

Until then, peace! 😀

~ J Chen the Columnist