Fading Europe aids China’s US ties

Asia Times
August 6, 2009

The day before the start of the strategic dialogue between China and America, on July 27, Beijing released the news that President Hu Jintao had sent his Taiwanese counterpart, Ma Ying-jiu, a telegram applauding his election as the ruling party (Kuomintang, KMT) chief. It was the first direct communication between the rival leaders. more