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Taiwan minister says exchange of liaison offices on agenda of historic China visit

Published on Jan 28, 2014 5:42 PM
 
Wang Yu-chi, minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, listens to a question during a press conference in Taipei, on Jan 28, 2014. Taiwan's minister in charge of China affairs said he will discuss the exchange of liaison offices, as well as goods trade, tax, earthquake monitoring and weather cooperative pacts during a landmark visit to China next month for the first official contact in six decades. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's minister in charge of China affairs said he will discuss the exchange of liaison offices, as well as goods trade, tax, earthquake monitoring and weather cooperative pacts during a landmark visit to China next month for the first official contact in six decades.

Mr Wang Yu-chi, chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council which formulates the island's China policy, is scheduled to fly to the mainland on Feb 11 to meet with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun, China's Taiwan Affairs Office chief.

The meeting in Nanjing in China's eastern Jiangsu province symbolises persistent efforts to normalise relations in recent years after a decades-long freeze.

"The trip has crucial implications for further institutionalisation of the ties between the two sides of the Straits," Mr Wang told a media briefing on Tuesday.

 
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