Dec 21, 2010

Taiwan: New Round of Negotiations with Mainland China

The sixth round of talks between ROC and PRC is taking place in Taipei and will particularly be focused on medical and health cooperation as well as investments, and is a significant sign of the continuous progress in the relationships between the two parties since 2008.

Below is an article published by Xinhua News Agency

Chinese mainland's negotiator on cross-Strait ties Chen Yunlin started talks with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Pin-kung on Tuesday morning [21 December 2010] in Taipei.

Chen, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), and Chiang, chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), will give a final touch on a cross-Strait medical and health cooperation agreement and exchange views on an investment protection deal during their talks.

This was the sixth round of talks between them in two years after the two organizations, authorized by the mainland and Taiwan to handle cross-Strait affairs, resumed talks in 2008 after a nine-year suspension.