16 January 2019

China remains ‘open’ to potential Xi-Ma talks, report says

China said on Monday that it remains “positive and open” about a possible meeting between leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Straits, but gave no clear venue or timeframe for what would be a historic meeting, China Daily reported. A Taiwan-affairs spokeswoman from the mainland made the remarks as recent high-level interactions across the Straits have fueled talk of a possible meeting between Party chief Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s leader, Ma Ying-jeou. Xi is scheduled to meet Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan on Tuesday. Lien’s arrival on Monday came shortly after a landmark meeting between Taiwan’s mainland affairs chief, Wang Yu-chi, and his China counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, last week, the first formal official meeting between the two sides since 1949.

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