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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China, Taiwan Visit

BEIJING -- Taiwanese and Chinese intermediaries worked Monday on arranging a visit to the island by Beijing's top negotiator in an effort to restart talks suspended since 1995.

Taiwan presented two possible dates for China's Wang Daohan to visit this fall, said Jan Jih-horng, deputy secretary general of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation, which handles contacts with China. Beijing will decide on the dates later, Jih's Chinese counterpart, Li Yafei, told reporters.

China also plans to hold a forum in late August on relations between Beijing and Taiwan, Li said. Senior Taiwanese statesmen responsible for Chinese contacts and scholars will be invited, Li said.

The two sides did not set an agenda for Wang's visit to Taiwan to meet his counterpart, Koo Chen-fu. But Li said there would be no restrictions on the topics to be discussed.