Taiwan, China To Restart Talks In June: Official

From AFP:

Taiwan and China will next month resume direct talks after more than a decade, the island’s top China policy-maker Lai Shin-yuan said Friday.

“You will see very soon in June the beginning of institutional negotiations between the two sides,” Lai, chairwoman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, told reporters, three days after she took office.

Top of the agenda would be starting weekend passenger charter and cargo flights as well as allowing more Chinese tourists to visit Taiwan, she said.

“I’m cautiously optimistic that the three goals can be reached in July… that’s not wishful thinking. We have (a) kind of understanding (with China),” Lai said.

Read also Taiwan’s new chief of China affairs pushes for currency exchange with mainland by AP.

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