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Mainland, Taiwan negotiators hold new round of talks in Taipei

12-21-2010 14:39 BJT Special Report:6th Cross-Strait Talks |

TAIPEI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland's negotiator on cross-Strait ties Chen Yunlin started talks with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Pin-kung on Tuesday morning in Taipei.

Chen, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), and Chiang, chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), will give a final touch on a cross-Strait medical and health cooperation agreement and exchange views on an investment protection deal during their talks.

This was the sixth round of talks between them in two years after the two organizations, authorized by the mainland and Taiwan to handle cross-Strait affairs, resumed talks in 2008 after a nine-year suspension.


Cross-strait medical cooperation to deepen

With the cross-strait medical and health cooperation pact about to be signed, prospects for the sector are bright. It's not only good news for patients, but also an opportunity for business people. Full Story>>

Cross-strait investment protection deal still to be agreed

Top negotiators from the mainland and Taiwan are holding a new round of talks. Despite the progress made on medical cooperation, the two sides failed to reach an agreement on an investment protocol which would grant better protection to businesspeople operating on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Full Story>>

ARATS president: Investment agreement requires more time

Chen Yunlin, President of the Chinese mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits or ARATS, says the agreement on investment guarantees is not expected to be signed during the 6th round of talks, but will be completed in the near future. Full Story>>

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: Xinhua

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