Clash of cultures as democratic Taiwan meets autocratic China




 
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Clash of cultures as democratic Taiwan meets autocratic China
 
November 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Clash of cultures as democratic Taiwan meets autocratic China


Clash of cultures as democratic Taiwan meets autocratic China
By J.R. Wu and Ben Blanchard TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - As Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou was being peppered with reporters' questions ahead of his historic meeting with China's leader, Chinese state television was showing a dreary press conference on industrial reform. Patiently taking some 50 questions from Taiwanese and foreign media on Thursday, the democratically elected Ma stands in contrast to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who almost never answers questions from reporters and who was anointed leader by a tiny core within the ruling Communist Party. By Thursday morning, less than 36 hours after the surprise midnight announcement of the meeting, the line-up of the 14 government officials attending, seven from each side, had been reported in two of Taiwan's major dailies.




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