Caixin
Nov 09, 2015 06:19 PM

Closer Look: Xi-Ma Talks Yield Little, but Could Usher in New Era

(Beijing) – The top leaders of the mainland and Taiwan have met for the first time in over six decades.

At the historic meeting in Singapore on November 7, Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou addressed each other as "mister" to get around any political awkwardness resulting from 66 years of animosity and separation. The two presidents greeted each other with a handshake that lasted nearly 90 seconds.

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