CNN quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Resident Senior Fellow Robert Manning on the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan, the first meeting between leaders of the two countries since 1949:

Both sides have said that no agreements would be signed at the meeting, but that they would discuss ways to cement peace.

“If Xi tries to put down any markers about improving political ties or setting any deadlines for steps toward reunification, it will cause a massive anti-Beijing backlash across Taiwan,” said Robert Manning, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

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