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Cross-strait talks pave way for closer cooperation


Source: | 04-26-2009 13:12

Special Report:   3rd round of cross-strait talk

Chief negotiators from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chen Yunlin and Chiang Pin-kung, have met in Nanjing for their third round of cross-Strait talks.

Chen Yunlin (R), president of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), shakes hands with Chiang Pin-kung, chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), before their talks in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, on April 26, 2009. This was the third round of talks between them in less than a year.(Xinhua/Han Yuqing)
Chen Yunlin (R), president of the mainland's Association
for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), shakes
hands with Chiang Pin-kung, chairman of the Taiwan-based
Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), before their talks in
Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, on April 26, 2009.
This was the third round of talks between them in less
than a year.(Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

They agreed to inject new impetus into the development of both economies. The two heads of delegation are expected to sign three agreements Sunday afternoon, concerning increasing cross-Strait direct flights, financial cooperation and cracking down on crime.

During their meeting Sunday morning, the President of the mainland-based Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits, Chen Yunlin, said cross-Strait ties have entered a new stage of development. He called on people on both sides to join hands to tackle the global financial crisis.

The Chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation, Chiang Pin-kung, talked about the achievements both sides have made since their first meeting in June last year.