China’s Envoy Travels To Taiwan For Historic Talks

From AFP:

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.

November 2, 2008 9:13 PM
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