- Meeting isn't likely to be a game changer for Taiwan and China relations
- Beijing might be trying to influence election in Taiwan's rowdy democracy
J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based senior non-resident fellow with the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, an associate researcher with the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), and editor-in-chief of thinking-taiwan.com — which is affiliated with the Thinking Taiwan Foundation founded by Taiwan presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen. The opinions expressed here are solely his.
Taipei (CNN)The oft-neglected island-nation of Taiwan was at the center of international news this week after it was announced that its President, Ma Ying-jeou, and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, will hold a summit in Singapore on Saturday.