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Ma’s cross-strait policy a limited success: US expert

By William Lowther  /  Staff Reporter in WASHINGTON

Glaser said there were also cases of countries seeking permission from China, prior to taking steps to strengthening ties with Taiwan, to prevent punitive actions against themselves.

This was certainly the case, she said, with Singapore, which consulted with Beijing prior to announcing its intentions to explore an economic agreement with Taiwan.

Glaser said that one conclusion was irrefutable: Taipei continues to face very difficult challenges in its efforts to enhance participation in international organizations.

And Beijing continues to prevent Taiwan from making progress.

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