From BBC News (link):
The former leader of Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang party has urged direct flights and expanded trade links between China and Taiwan.
Lien Chan is in the Chinese capital Beijing for two days of talks with the communist party. He is due to meet President Hu Jintao on Sunday.
Mr Lien is leading a delegation of more than 100 Taiwanese opposition politicians and business people.
The visit has attracted criticism from government supporters in Taiwan.