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Monday, October 23, 2017

For the first time since 1949, when Mao Zedong’s rebels drove Chiang Kai-shek and 1 million nationalist followers to the island of Taiwan and consolidated Communist Party rule in China, the presidents of Taiwan, Ma Ying Jeou, and the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will meet for a summit meeting Saturday in Singapore. That fact…

Photo: A pro-democracy protester (R) carrying a Taiwan flag demonstrates in front of pro-China supporters waving a Chinese national flag outside Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip