Mainland negotiators leave for Taipei for new round of talks

A mainland delegation left Beijing Wednesday morning for a new round of cross-Strait talks in Taipei.

The negotiators, headed by Chen Yunlin (陈云林), president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), will meet with their Taiwan counterparts led by Chiang Pin-kung (江丙坤), chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), on Thursday.

The two sides are expected to discuss and endorse an investment protection agreement and an agreement on customs cooperation, according to a press release issued by the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee earlier this month.

Xinhua