Wake up to reality: Taiwan, the Chinese mainland and peace across the Taiwan Strait
Relations between the Republic of China (ROC or Taiwan) and the People's Republic of China (PRC or Chinese mainland) have improved significantly since 2008. However, this study suggests that it will be difficult for the two sides to sustain the momentum in cross-strait relations unless Beijing"”and to some extent Taipei"”begin to recalibrate their relationship in a more pragmatic way and adopt some new thinking on the concepts of sovereignty and the political status of the ROC. In short, they need to figure out a way to acknowledge the fact that both the ROC and PRC exist.
Hickey, Dennis V. Wake up to reality: Taiwan, the Chinese mainland and peace across the Taiwan Strait." Journal of Chinese Political Science 18, no. 1 (2013): 1-20."