09 November 2015
The curtain fell on the landmark meeting between Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday.
But on Sunday people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and media organizations were still discussing the impact.
A handshake between Xi and Ma that lasted more than one minute featured on front pages and in headlines, triggering debate among scholars, with the majority of them hailing the meeting as a success.
Ei Sun Oh, a senior researcher at Singapore Nanyang Technological University, said: “The meeting itself was a big achievement. It will lay a solid foundation for the future peaceful development of cross-Straits relations. We expect second and third steps of a similar nature in the future.”
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 13/11/2015