12 Sep '11, 8am

Taiwan's President Ma may head to China if re-elected. Lots of conditions, but it'd be an big step.

TAIPEI: Ma Ying-jeou could become the first president of Taiwan to visit China if he wins a second term in office, his election campaign manager told media on Monday. Ma, leader of the ruling Kuomintang party, previously said that there were many issues still to be tackled between the two sides before the time was right for such a visit. No president from Taiwan has been to China since the island split from the mainland in 1949 at the end of a civil war. But King Pu-tsung, a close Ma aide, said in an interview with Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television in the United States that Ma was not ruling out the possibility of a visit to the mainland if re-elected in January. "Once the two sides have developed tacit understanding and are capable of setting aside disputes and solving bilateral issues in a practical manner, the likelihood of this and addressing further issues is on the ...

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