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Former President Ma’s family visit to the mainland

Former President Ma on Wednesday at the memorial to the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.

On both sides of the Taiwan Strait, signs may point to cautious détente. Former President (2008-2016) Ma Ying-jeou of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party is traveling to the mainland this week, the first visit by a former Taiwanese president to the People’s Republic. Channels of conversation are opening here where there has been little exchange in recent years.

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