Since November 2002, Hu Jintao has been in charge of the president of the Chinese Communist party from Jiang Zemin, and has been the chairman of the Central Armed Force Commission since September 2004. Hu Jintao officially became 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 eight-point formula", “the Hu’s new 4-point formula” is the guidelines of China''s Taiwan Policy. In December 2008, Hu declared a new opinion which was called “the Hu’s 6-point formula”, demonstrating that Hu Jintao has stabilized the power and has started to lead decision-making of Taiwan Policy. Since then, Hu had to deal with the Taiwan affairs in his two-face, using both persuasion and threats under the operation of Taiwan Policy, demonstrating that he is not only the leader of Chinese Communist Party but also the essential role who leads the cross-strait relations’ development.
However, after Hu became the president of the party after the 16th Party Congress, whether Beijing’s policy toward Taiwan will continue the strategies and tactics of Hu’s predecessors became a focal point. This thesis attempted to continue this debate. The research framework of this thesis was to use the system theory of David Easton. The thesis contains three parts to analyze the Beijing’s policy toward Taiwan after the 16th Party Congress. First the thought of Beijing’s Taiwan policy of Hu’s predecessors was analyzed; Second the policy environment, including the politic and economics situation of USA, Taiwan and China was documented. Finally, the Hu’s important declares, political report of the 17th Party Congress and its legal rule was discussed.
This thesis proves Hu revises strategies and tactics of Beijing’s policy toward Taiwan after the 16th Party Congress step by step. When Hu controlized all resources from the state, the party, and the military, he appears confident to enforce his thought on Taiwan policy.