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