Landmark China-Taiwan Summit
In a historic summit, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Taiwanese ruling party chair Wu Poh-hsiung met on Wednesday in what was the highest-level encounter between the two countries in almost 60 years. The summit may mark the beginning of what Taiwan has called a new “chapter of peace,” as leaders discuss cross-strait transport and trade.
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The head of Taiwan’s ruling party has met Chinese President Hu Jintao in the highest-level encounter since the two sides split in 1949.
Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung is in China for a six-day landmark visit to discuss cross-strait transport links.
The trip is being seen as another sign of warming ties between the two sides.
Taiwan’s new president, Ma Ying-jeou, has called for a new “chapter of peace” to be opened.
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