Thursday, December 30, 2010
Quemoy-Xiamen Bridge/The Third United Front CCP-KMT-VI
On 31 December 2008, Hu Jintao made a bold proposal (or often is called Huliudian or Hu’s Six-Points) to Taiwan. Recently, Ma Ying-jeou has reacted positively to Hu’s call. According to both Taiwan and mainland media , one of Ma’s ideas is to build a bridge which can link Quemoy, a Taiwan-controlled fortified island group off the Chinese mainland and Xiamen, a city in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian. The bridge can cost of up to something $390.5 million, which is very small cost for both Taiwan Strait Chinese. Since the global financial meltdown, the bridge might be a good idea to expand economy for both sides of the Chinese (Japan Times).
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.