In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwan's Nationalist Party Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu shake hands as they pose for photographers during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. The meeting underscored China's key message to the island's independence-leaning administration: The price of not recognizing Taiwan as part of the Chinese nation, as Beijing demands, is access to China's highest levels of power. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)

Timeline of China-Taiwan relations

BEIJING (AP) — China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, but China claims sovereignty over the i…