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Top Taiwan and China cross-strait officials meet for first time

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The top Taiwan and China officials overseeing cross-strait affairs met for the first time yesterday in Nanjing, China, turning a new chapter in cross-strait relations, according to the Chinese language World Journal.

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council chairman Wang Yu-chi met China's Taiwan Affairs Council minister Zhang Zhijun as part of a four day visit to China that would include stops in Nanjing and Shanghai.

The two officials addressed each other by their official titles in the first ever meeting between senior officials of both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

During the meeting, Wang and Zhang discussed official matters concerning citizens of both Taiwan and mainland China, according to World Journal.

Before Wang's visit to China, Taiwan media had speculated that the historic meeting would pave the way for a meeting between Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese president Xi Jinping during the APEC summit in the fall of this year.

However, the speculation was denied by Ma, who said that the meeting between Wang and Zhang was an important step in the improvement of cross-strait relations and not a preparation for a meeting between him and Xi.



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