The leaders of China and Taiwan have been meeting:
November 7, 2015
The leaders of China and Taiwan have held historic talks in Singapore – their first in more than 60 years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou shook hands at the start of the talks, which were seen as largely symbolic.
China views Taiwan as a breakaway province which will one day be reunited with the mainland.
But many Taiwanese see it as independent and are concerned at China’s growing influence. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34742680
November 7, 2015
BEIJING—Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said the importance of security and dignity to the Taiwanese people was one of the key messages he shared with China’s President Xi Jinping Saturday, when leaders of the two countries met for the first time in more than six decades.
Ma told reporters that during his hourlong meeting with Xi, he raised concerns about the deployment of missiles across the Taiwan Strait. He said that Xi replied by saying that the missiles were not aimed at Taiwan.
“I especially emphasized that the two sides must base our ties on integrity, respect, clarity and good will in order to narrow the distance between the two sides. So I specially mentioned that both sides should turn hostility into friendship, and seek peace, not war,” Ma said, speaking to a crowded core of international media in the ballroom of Singapore’s Shangri-la Hotel.
China claims that Taiwan is part of its territory and that it must unify with the mainland. Beijing has never renounced its option to use force to resolve the dispute.
No meeting with reporters
Xi did not speak with reporters after the meeting but did make brief remarks before the talks began. In his comments, Xi, much like Ma, stressed the desire to peacefully develop relations between the two sides. …
But both Xi and the official who spoke on his behalf to reporters after the meeting showed little flexibility. Xi stressed China’s resolute position that Beijing would never accept one Taiwan or one China or even two China’s on the global stage.
“Sixty-six years of development of cross-strait relations has shown that no matter how much difficulties compatriots on both sides have been through, no matter how long we have been separated, no force can keep us apart,” Xi said. “We are brothers linked by blood. Bones may be broken, but they are not split, we are one family.”
Despite Xi’s sentiment, public opinion polls in Taiwan show that an increasing number there identify themselves as Taiwanese and not Chinese.
Democracy vs ethnic identity
One commentator speaking on a Taiwan’s Formosa TV said that Taiwanese are more concerned about minzhu or democracy, than minzu or ethnic identity.
“Taiwan’s Mr. Ma Ying-jeou did not even mention the word democracy, a core value of Taiwan. Democracy is the Taiwanese people deciding their own fate. The people of Taiwan will determine their future,” she added. http://www.voanews.com/content/taiwan-urges-china-to-resolve-cross-strait-issues-peacefully/3045887.html
Unless they have national repentance the future for those in Taiwan is not really going to be decided through voting. The Bible shows that the leaders of the “sunrise” will be influenced by demons to get together to fight:
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon (Revelation 16:12-16).
Taiwan is one of the lands of the far east. The term “kings of the east” is also better translated “kings of the sunrise” and that would seemingly have to include Taiwan.
Notice that demons will influence the “kings of the sunrise” to get together militarily and that they will also gather at Armageddon (a place I visited a couple of years ago, watch the short video Armageddon)...