Taiwan student protest hurts chance of meeting between Xi and Ma, experts say – South China Morning Post

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Taiwan student protest hurts chance of meeting between Xi and Ma, experts say South China Morning Post The stand-off in Taiwan over a cross-strait services pact has hurt chances President Xi Jinping and the island’s leader, Ma Ying-jeou, might meet…

Annie Oakley‘s insight:

This article includes a new twist on the idea that the protests are actually hurting the cause rather than helping it. While the protesters have brought to light the issue and made a trending topic around the world, the leaders of the countries have reached a stand-still and delayed meeting to discuss the issue further.

It also highlights the reasoning behind the protests which would give the mainland China a stronger hold over Taiwan which goes against what the Taiwanese people want. It even says that officials in Taiwan often do not reflect what the majority of the pubic wishes.

Because the meetings between country officials has been delayed, the situation could grow more tense and worsen within the coming days.

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