Although MSNBC is still on probation as far as I’m concerned, I like the way they handled this story.
Compromise reached between island nation, China amid 58-year split
Of course, they get the history wrong, as does everyone else.
Taiwan and China had held months of discussions about the route. They split 58 years ago amid civil war and have remained politically estranged ever since.
Before Chiang Kai Shek came to Taiwan and before Americans came in to WWII, Taiwan was a prefecture of Japan, not China, for fifty or so years. Overt Chinese control of Taiwan was brief, only eight years (1887-1895). It has been 112 years since Taiwan was part of China.