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Originally posted by COWlan
In my view, anything associated with opinion is propaganda.
Originally posted by imAMERICAN
why is it that every 1 on this message board hates america and thinks america wont be powerful in coming decades? if this was the other way around and the soviets were world dominating...you would all be bashing them too...
Mr Lien was the first Nationalist head to visit China since the party fled to Taiwan after losing the 1949 civil war.
Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has given both Mr Lien and Mr Soong's trip his blessing.
Beijing refuses to talk to Mr Chen until he accepts its one-China policy - acknowledging Taiwan is part of China.
An earlier agreement - known as the 1992 consensus - was a way of fudging the thorny issue of whether Taiwan was part of China, and allowed the two sides to negotiate.
...Taiwanese President Chen now denies that there ever was a consensus.
All eyes will be on Taiwan's constitutional elections on Saturday, to gauge how China's charm offensive is playing with the island's voters...
During Mr Lien's meeting with Mr Hu earlier this month, the two men agreed to reduce tensions. The Nationalist leader was given a warm reception in China, and he made a series of conciliatory speeches that pleased Beijing.
"The fundamental path towards solving the cross-straits problem is not shouting slogans and it is not weapons," Mr Soong said in a speech at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Wednesday.
"The two sides must make the people's well-being number one, and only then can they seek an implementable plan that is acceptable to both sides," he said.
Originally posted by bodebliss
Lien and Soong are not able to negotiate for the people of Taiwan.