Since 2002, Hu Jintao took charge of the president of the state from Jiang Zemin''s hand, and the chairman of the "Central Armed Force Commission" in the September 2004. Hu Jintao officially becomes the Chinese Communist Party’s fourth national leader , who is in charge of the country, the military, and the policy-making. In January, 2006, the Chinese Communist Party declared that instead of commemorating "the Jiang’s 8.point", in the future "Hu''s 4 points “will primarily become the guidelines of China''s Taiwan Policy, which demonstrated that Hu Jintao will be gradually stable in the power and started to lead decision-making of Taiwan Policy. Since president Hu Jintao took in power, what he had to deal with the Taiwan affairs in its “two-face ,using both persuasion and threats under the operation of Taiwan Policy, demonstrates that he''s not only the leader of Chinese Communist Party but also the essential role who leads the cross-strait relations’ development.
Looked from the history of Chinese Communist Party''s Taiwan Policy since " U.S.-PRC JOINT COMMUNIQUE 817 in 1982 " , Chinese Communist Party''s Taiwan Policy is starting the substitution from "the military liberation" to "the peaceful unification". After "the reform and open policy" was addressed by President Deng Xiaoping, it has gradually opened the cross-strait cooperative exchanges. In the beginning of 1990s, with the gradually fade out of the authority core of Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist Party''s third generation leader Jiang Zemin start to lead the power of decision-making in cross-strait relations. With the success of "the reform and open policy", the Chinese Communist Party gradually reveals it’s growing power in it''s international role, economical development and even it''s political and armed force. In the end of 1980s , President Jiang Jingguo adressed the "opening of mainland relatives visiting " policy, and then it''s successor President Lee Denghu set up "the national unified committee" (NUC)in 1991, and passed "the national unified guiding principle", which facilitated both sides of strait to begin "Gu- Wang Conference" in Singapore in 1993, and made the agreement to hold the conference again in 1995. With the improvement of cross-strait relation and Mainland China’s booming economic development , President Jiang Zemin addressed the “JIANG ZEMINS EIGHT POINTS ON TAIWAN” at the beginning of 1995─ so-called "the Jiang''s 8 points." However, President Lee Denghui visited his American alma mater Corrneill university in June 1995, which caused the Chinese Communist Party to regard it as Taiwan’s way to the national-indeperndent. Therefore, the cross-strait conference failed to hold. After Hu Jintao''s in power, he expressed that he will follow "Deng Xiaoping’s spirit" and "Jiang''s 8 point as its guidelines of Taiwan Policy. However, along with the stability of Hu''s power, he had then addressed the first "Hu''s 4 points" in 2003, and the second one in March ,2005, to put the emphasis on "One China Principle”, firmly to oppose the independence of Taiwan, as well as delivered the strategy of "sent hopes to the Taiwan compatriot".
Since 2005, the Chinese Communist Party on the one hand has made "the anti-secession law" in the beginning of the year, and mentioned that the "Taiwan independence " secessionist forces should act under any name or by any means to cause the fact of Taiwan''s secession from China, or that major incidents entailing Taiwan''s secession from China should occur, or that possibilities for a peaceful reunification should be completely exhausted, the state shall employ non-peaceful means and other necessary measures to protect China''s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In the eighth point; On the other hand, in April, May, July, the CCP’s President Hu separately invited the Taiwan’s political opposition parties to visit China, and released the advantages like, promoting Taiwan youths to study in China with benefit, giving Taiwan’s fruitcultivers, the loan on favorable terms for Taiwanese businessman''s invests, and setting up the service center of ” Taiwanese businessman consultation of law affairs.” In fact, since Hu Jintao has been in power, many dominant questions which he faces are result from the economic problem. Therefore, while analyzing the goals of his soft hand strategy, we should focus not only on the premise of the unit of cross-strait but its advantages to facilitate China’s internal economy development. The obvious example is the promotion by the Chinese Communist Party of "the Strait West bank economic zone" in 2006
Overall looked that, President Hu Jintao’s Taiwan Policy with the invariable "One China Principle", take "places hopes in the Taiwan compatriot" as the policy main axle, and uses " stick-and-carrot strategy ", " using business to pressure the government and using its economy to achieve unification" to deliberately exclude the Taiwan government from exercising its authority to participate in relevant affairs ", isolating the being in power Democratic Progressive Party government, and release those policy benefit in which "holds it in me" to give Taiwanese of advantages; Simultaneously formulates "the anti-succession law", deploy missiles to demonstrated its policy main characteristic been "soft being softer, and hard is harder".