China’s Envoy Travels To Taiwan For Historic Talks
China’s top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Yunlin left for Taipei early Monday for high-level talks in a further sign of warming ties between the traditional foes, state media said.
Chen left Beijing at about 7:30am (1130 GMT) to start his historic visit, Xinhua news agency said.
Chen, head of China’s quasi-official Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), will become the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit the island in nearly six decades.
ARATS is authorised by Beijing to handle civilian exchanges with Taipei in the absence of official contacts.