The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

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Nov. 9, 2015

Mr. Xi Jinping just met Mr. Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore, an event many media members have praised as historic. On one level, this is no doubt true; it is the first meeting of the top leaders of Taiwan and China since the start of the Chinese Civil War in 1945. However, the meeting had more symbolic effects than actual results.