ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / HK Macao TaiwanHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosMeeting on Taiwan affairs seen as a boost to relationsBy PENG YINING (China Daily) Updated:2015-10-08 07:27Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallZhang Zhijun, mainlands Taiwan affairs chief. File photoCross-Straits relations are expected to deepen as the mainlands Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun, prepares to meet Andrew Hsia, his counterpart from Taiwan, in Guangdong province from Oct 13 to 15.
The State Council Taiwan Affairs Office announced on Oct 1 that Zhang will meet with Hsia, Taiwans mainland affairs chief, during Hsias visit to the provincial capital, Guangzhou, and Dongguan in the provinces eastern area, and discuss cross-Straits relations.
This will be the fourth meeting between top cross-Straits affairs officials from both sides since last year. This May, Zhang and Hsia had a formal meeting in Kinmen county, a Taiwan islet just a couple of kilometers off the coast of Fujian province.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to facilitate the inking of a water supply contract between Fujian and Kinmen.
They also agreed to push forward consultations and reach a consensus on commodity trades. In addition, the two sides agreed to promote negotiations allowing mainland air travelers to transfer in Taiwan. The agreement also included strengthening economic and fishery cooperation, exchanges among young and grassroots people, protection of the rights of students and cooperation on repatriation of fugitives.
“Cross-Straits relations have experienced a slight turbulence in the past year, and both sides should be determined to protect cross-Straits relations from U-turns and setbacks,” said Ni Yongjie, deputy director of the Shanghai Institute of Taiwan Studies, referring to the ongoing leadership election in Taiwan.
Taiwans ruling Kuomintang party on Wednesday decided to have a temporary meeting to discuss if they should change its candidate Hung Hsiu-chu, who was endorsed in July. Hung said she felt really sorry for that.
“Before Taiwan elects a new government in half a year, we only have a handful of opportunities to negotiate and cooperate with each other to cope with the new situation and stick to the path of peaceful development and enhance mutual trust, which makes the meeting in Guangdong very important,” said Ni.
Ni said the meetings between cross-Straits affairs organs from the mainland and Taiwan are becoming more orderly and steady.
“But I hope it would be more frequent and cover more fields, including the economy, culture and politics. The top leaders from both sides should have regular meetings or contact by telephone,” he said. “The exchanges will benefit people from both sides, especially those at the grassroots level.”8.03KRelated StoriesTaiwan dengue fever cases top 20,000Typhoon Dujuan makes landfall, disrupts traffic in TaiwanA warm visit to Fujian for Taiwan peopleMore Taiwan elements come to PingtanTaiwan raises cap on mainland independent touristsPhotoNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingWorlds largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in ChinaAncient cities to be connected by Xian-Chengdu high-speed railwaySnow turns Harbin into winter wonderlandReed Catkin Festival held in WuhanSocietyPoliticsHot TopicsScience/TechBusinessCover StoryFTZ simplifies process to launch businessesJapan can offer experience, expat saysApplication for work streamlinedAwareness of law aids resolutionAir Force units explore new airspaceLow wages and lack of respect responsible for kindergarten abuse, experts sayLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchAgency ensuring natural gas supplyUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingChina moves to secure natural gas supply amid rising winter demandXi asks China, Canada to work for substantial tiesCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayLiving in space: How astronauts train, eat and workTeachers excused for lunchtime drinksWaiting for Shenzhou XICancer agent found in 44 cities drinking waterAt Ikea eatery, its no pay, no stayChina lose 2-0 to Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifier, coach Gao resignsC919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785Services offset dip in manufacturingFintech to energize real economy, cut risksChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesEngineers achieve breakthroughChina-made components add securityOnline shopping rings up customer complaintsImport expo to focus on advanced techSME mobile market platform receives first clientsChina top importer of US soybeansAir China opens direct route from Beijing to BarcelonaInsurance-based trust launchedDandelion helping to sow the seeds of stability for membersCover storyVisa change may boost tourism to USThe wrong side of the roadBuilding ban begins to biteVillagers call on Japan to atone for massacreMost ViewedTodays Top NewsMeeting on Taiwan affairs seen as a boost to relationsFujian governor investigatedTsinghua ranked worlds best in engineeringSmog dampens travelers holiday spiritPolice crack down on driving along shoulderTyphoon leaves trail of death and mayhemTransport delays reduce the time windows for organ transplantsEx-HK chief executive in court on misconduct chargesXis initiatives at UN generous opportunity for developing countriesExcavation of famed Chinese warship underwayIn todays trending, couple carves magnificent jade banquet out of stone, four alpacas get their own house, man falls down chimney, and the worlds biggest fork.HighlightsMovies Midas touchSurfing in the airMusic therapy hits right note with many ChineseRed articles continue to shine in modern eraHot TopicsGround level Rule of law Panda China youths Anti-terror drive Family planning Smog Fox Hunt Beijing integrates with Tianjin, Hebei China cracks down on graftSpecial60th anniversary of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regionChina Legal Information Center…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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