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SEF chairman leaves for China for talks

SEF chairman leaves for China for talks

Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung left for China Wednesday for talks with Beijing, setting the stage for the resumption of institutionalized negotiations across the Taiwan Strait after a 10-year hiatus.
The talks to be led by Chiang and his Chinese counterpart, Chen Yunlin of the Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits, will be the first high-level meetings in 10 years between the two semi-official organizations authorized to handle cross-Taiwan Strait affairs in the absence of official contacts between the two sides.
"We hope Chairman Chiang and his delegation will successfully accomplish the mission authorized by the government, laying the foundation for the stability and normalization of cross-strait relations," said Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan while seeing Chiang off at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
The talks to take place June 12-13 in Beijing are expected to focus on the launch of direct cross-strait charter flights on weekends and the arrival of Chinese tourists to Taiwan.


Updated : 2020-12-04 23:21 GMT+08:00