Asia Pacific Amid grumbles at home, Taiwan's ruling-party chief meets Xi Jinping

Eric Chu is the chairman of the Nationalist Party, a historic adversary of China's Communist Party that is now united by a desire to boost economic cooperation. That has stirred opposition in self-ruled Taiwan. 

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Taiwan’s beleaguered ruling party is trying to steady its reputation at home and renew dialog with rival China, which is also eager to charm the Taiwanese after a year of setbacks.