Taiwan's President Meets China's President for the First Time Ever

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Leaders of Taiwan and Mainland China had a surprise today for the rest of the world. They're about to meet — for the first time in history. In 1949, Mao Zedong's Communist forces defeated Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-sheck, who established the island of Taiwan as his capital. There have been "Two Chinas" ever since. Saturday, the Presidents of those countries have agreed to a meeting in Singapore. Peter Navarro is a professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of the recent book, Crouching Tiger: What China's Militarism Means for the World.

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Photo: (L-R) President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (Jiang) and President Xi Jinping of Mainland China (Erin Kirk-Cuomo)

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