Beijing Meeting Suggests Warming China-Taiwan Ties
A senior Taiwan politician met Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Tuesday, in the latest step to try to forge closer ties between Beijing and the self-ruled island it claims as sovereign territory.
Lien Chan, who is the China-friendly Nationalist Party’s (KMT’s) honorable chairman, and previously a Taiwan vice president, met Hu for the fourth time since 2005, Taiwan media said.
Xinhua announced the meeting with no details of what was said, but China refused to deal with the government of outgoing President Chen Shui-bian who favors formal independence from China.
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