Taiwan ignites hopes of Ma-Xi meeting at Apec summit Internally, the Chinese natsec apparatus has gelled around a consensus option for Taiwan that does not involve any direct political control over the island. China is comfortable with the status quo, but would like a few de facto moves from the island in return for a formal peace treaty: 1. A united front against Japan on the Diaoyu Islands 2. Basing rights at deepwater ports along Taiwan's east coast - China would like basing rights at Hualien, Suao, Hsincheng, and Taitung for the East China Sea fleet, including the likely stationing of China's second or third aircraft carrier in Taiwan, as well as substantial numbers of conventional and nuclear submarines. China would also like to take over US/Japanese ELINT facilities on the island, or at least dismantle them. China would also like to gain takeoff, landing, and emergency basing rights for aircraft and drones, especially stealth bombers, tankes, and AEW&C, as well as storage and launch rights for general ordnance, anti-ship cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. China would like basing rights at Suao for at least a half-dozen nuclear attack submarines or a dozen diesel submarines. In return, China will offer 50 years of non-interference in Taiwan's political affairs, a formal peace treaty, and an open offer for Taiwan to join the UN. If such an agreement were pulled off before Ma's term lets up in 2016, China would make it impossible for Japan to threaten China's shipping, while at the same gaining the ability to interdict Japanese shipping at will from an unsinkable aircraft carrier. Since Ma is the elected representative of the Taiwanese people, any agreement he signs will fulfill the 'self-representation' and 'mutual consent' clauses in the 1979 declarations.