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Taiwan, China set for historic official trade meeting

Updated On: Feb 21, 2011

Officials from Taiwan and from China are set to convene a historic meeting on trade this week, the first meeting between them endorsed by both governments in over 60 years.

The delegates will discuss proposals for exchanging liaison offices for various civil, economic and trade groups.

Analysts are hailing the meeting as an historic step forward for cross-Straits ties. Ties took a step back earlier this month when Taiwan uncovered one of the worst cases of alleged military espionage in 50 years.

Taiwan, China set for historic trade meeting [AFP, 20 Feb 2011]
Taiwan strengthens its mainland ties [FT.com (subscription), 20 Feb 2011]