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Review: Achievements made in previous four talks

06-29-2010 09:08 BJT Special Report: 5th Round of ARATS-SEF Talks |

Since June 2008, talks between the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and its Taiwan counterpart Straits Exchange Foundation have been held twice a year, one on the mainland and one in Taiwan. Let's take a look at what the previous 2 years achieved.

THE FIRST ROUND

--Time: June 12, 2008

--Location: Beijing

--Results: Weekend chartered flight, mainland residents travelling to Taiwan

THE SECOND ROUND

--Time: November 11, 2008

--Location: Taipei, Taiwan

--Results: Direct maritime transportation, chartered flights during weekdays and on weekends, direct postal service, food security

THE THIRD ROUND

--Time: April 26, 2009

--Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

--Results: Direct air transportation, financial cooperation, one common agreement on fighting criminals, and common agreements on the mainland's investment in Taiwan

THE FOURTH ROUND

--Time: December 22, 2009

--Location:TaiChung, Taiwan

--Results: Fishing boat crew labor cooperation, agricultural inspection and quarantine cooperation and cooperation agreement on standards for meteorology and inspection certificate.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CCTV.com

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