On April 26, 2005, a private colloquy between Chan Lien, the honorary chairman of Kuomintang, and Jintao Hu,the secretary-general of China Communist Party, was held. It was so-called journey of peace. Having conducted the exchange of opinions in the Great Hall of the People, they achieved five consensuses, which initiated political interaction between the two parties. The greatest achievement of the parley was the establishment of irregular interflow and the institutionalized communication platform. Via the channel constructed by KMT and CCP tribune, the two parties could reach mutual agreements in both politics and economy. Ma Ying Chiu’s landslide victory in 2008 presidential election enabled Kuomintang to retrieve its political predominance. The fruitful results of the communication between the two sides laid the pivotal foundation of Ma’s enactment of policies toward mainland China. The development of cross-Straits relation also entered a brand-new epoch.
During the period, besides the re-initiation of negotication by Straits Exchange Foundation and The Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, which had been interrupted since 1996, the authorities from two sides, on such basis, arrived at momentous agreements, such as Three Links and mainlanders’ tourism in Taiwan. Moreover, they formally signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement , simplified as ECFA, in June, 2010. This pact not only spread out a groundbraking prospect for cross-Straits economy but also erected a historical milestone inscribing the institutionalization and normalization of bilateral trade.
Jintao Hu’s presidency will expire in 2012. Under the mutual agreement of 1992 Consensus and Shelved controversies, to facilitate the political negotiation between two sides is definitely a issue of paramount significance. Six decades has elapsed since the split arising from the Civil War in 1949. For the time being, Beijing high officials contend,”There are positive transformation occuring in Taiwan’s political posture. The benign interrelation promises immense potential for further evolution.” The aim of the thesis will investigate the continuation and transition of China’s Taiwan policies in the wake of Ma’s election in 2008.