Taiwan's Uneasy China Embrace

Lin Mei-li, 51, has been driving a taxi in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second city, for 13 years but never carried a mainlander until this year. Now they are filling her taxi and her pockets, although she complains that they are impolite and they smell. The start of direct daily flights from China to Taiwan last December has brought the largest influx of mainlanders since President Chiang Kai-shek arrived in 1949 with 1.5 million soldiers, civil servants and refugees.

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