On the second day of historic talks in Beijing, Taiwan and China agreed to open direct flights between the two traditional rivals from July. Trade and travel links between the two were all but severed in the wake of the civil war that ended in 1949.
After the historic meeting that took place at the end of May between Chinese president Hu Jintao and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-Jeou, the two nations decided to strengthen economic and commercial ties.
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On Thursday, negotiators had already agreed on the creation of representative offices on each other's territories.
Date created : 2008-06-13