China, Taiwan to consider exchanging liaison offices
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan and China have agreed to consider exchanging liaison offices in yet another sign of warming ties between the former rivals, officials said on March 21.
The offices could be used to improve relations and boost ties in areas such as trade, culture, education and emergency response, although no details have yet been specified.
The two sides agreed to discuss the proposal during a recent meeting between officials from Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation and its Chinese counterpart, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait.
"We agree that such representative offices will better serve people from the two sides of the Strait and facilitate exchanges," said the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan's China policy decision-making body.