”One China, with Taiwan being a part of China” has been the common language between the Koumintang (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for nearly forty years. A different voice has appeared in the 1990's, however, due to Taiwan's democratization. During the early 90's, there was the general tendency towards ”Two Chinas” within the KMT while the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) stuck with ”Taiwan Independence.” After the 1996 Taiwan Strait Missile Crisis, the Taiwan Independence option has been limited and there remains only the other options: unification with the Mainland, (which Beijing insists is the only choice) or keeping the choice open (maintaining the status quo, unifying with the Mainland, or other possible options). The latter is the offer made by the DPP. These democratic options are also supported by the United States. The future development between Taipei and Beijing are of two possibilities political uncertainty with increased economic exchanges or political stability with accelerated mutual relations. The direction take relations will depend on China's view of recent developments since the DPP government's accession to power.