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Issues & Insights Vol. 10 – No. 11

At the 2009 Asia Pacific Regional Security Forum in Taiwan and the 2009 Pacific Forum US-Japan-China Trilateral Security Dialogue in Beijing, Young Leaders joined senior policy and security experts to explore a host of regional issues. A subgroup of those Young Leaders focused on the future of cross-Strait relations. A Joint Recommendation for Cross-Strait Relations offers views from Taiwanese and mainland Chinese on the status of cross-Strait relations. The analysis examines the two official governments’ positions, public opinions, and the younger generations’ perspectives on cross-Strait relations in order to grasp the complexities and nuances of each side’s perspectives. The paper concludes with where the relationship will be in the next 10 years, how it should evolve in the next 10 years, and policy recommendations for both governments.