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Taiwan’s new Mainland Affairs Council chief may signal shift in policy on Beijing, analysts say

Former Taiwanese justice minister Chiu Tai-san has taken charge of the Mainland Affairs Council as part of a reshuffle, an appointment seen as an effort to ease tensions with Beijing.Chiu has taken a relatively moderate stand on relations with mainland China compared to other politicians in the pro-independence camp, and analysts say the change could signal a move by President Tsai Ing-wen’s government to adjust its confrontational cross-strait policy.Taipei on Friday said Chiu would replace…Former Taiwanese justice minister Chiu Tai-san has taken charge of the Mainland Affairs Council as part of a reshuffle, an appointment seen as an effort to ease tensions with Beijing.Chiu has taken a relatively moderate stand on relations with mainland China compared to other politicians in the pro-independence camp, and analysts say the change could signal a move by President Tsai Ing-wen’s government to adjust its confrontational cross-strait policy.Taipei on Friday said Chiu would replace…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post