Beijing, June 11 (CNA) A high-profile delegation of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) , headed by SEF Chairman Chiang Pin-kung, arrived in Beijing Wednesday, 10 years after the last visit to the Chinese capital by the late SEF Chairman Koo Chen-fu.
The delegation was welcomed upon arrival at the airport by Zheng Lizhong, the executive deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. Chiang did not make a public address upon his arrival.
Chiang will meet with his Chinese counterpart, Chen Yunlin of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) , at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to resume the long-awaited talks between the two semi-official intermediary bodies authorized to handle cross-Taiwan Strait affairs in the absence of official ties.
It is expected that the two top negotiators will sign agreements on the launch of cross-strait weekend direct charter flights and for visits by Chinese tourists to Taiwan.