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Structures and Essence of Current Cross-Strait Relations

Tang Shaocheng*

Department of American & European Affairs, EU Research Center, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author:
Tang Shaocheng
Department of American & European Affairs
EU Research Center, Taiwan
Tel: 008862 82377360
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 04, 2014; Accepted Date: June 16, 2014; Published Date: June 18, 2014

Citation: Shaocheng T (2014) Structures and Essence of Current Cross-Strait Relations. J Civil Legal Sci 3:125. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000125

Copyright: © 2014 Shaocheng T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


This article examines the current development of cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China through the two-level games mode. The role of the U.S. and the European Union, and also the South China Sea and East China Sea disputes are important external factors to explore in cross-strait relations. In addition, the structures of the bilateral relations, both Beijing’s and Taipei’s policies and tactics toward the other side and especially the CPC’s 18th Party Congress Report concerning Beijing’s Taiwan policy are the most significant internal factors of cross-strait relations. According to the Report, Beijing intends to reach a kind of interim agreement with Taipei before unification. But the author argues that under the current circumstances, it will not be easy for Beijing to reach its goal of the above mentioned political institutionalization of cross-strait relations in the near future.