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PacNet #30 – Time to Seize the Cross-Strait Opportunity

May 21, 2008

TAIPEI. "Be careful what you wish for." This Chinese proverb came repeatedly to mind when listening to incoming Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou’s forward-leaning inauguration address that sent so many olive branches toward Beijing that even some of his ardent supporters feared he had "gone too far" and protesters almost immediately took to the street in Taipei warning against "selling out" to China.