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MAC head promises no political talks on agenda

SIMPLE MEETING?MAC Minister Wang Yu-chi dismissed concerns that his trip to China would pave the way for the president to meet with his Chinese counterpart

By Mo Yan-chih and Chris Wang  /  Staff reporters

What Wang should be discussing with Zhang includes human rights and freedom, renegotiation of the cross-strait service trade agreement, implementation of the joint fight against crime and a mutual legal assistance agreement, as well as an investment protection agreement, Wu said.

Issues with political implications and sensitivity, including the “one China” principle, a termination of hostility, a peace agreement, a military confidence-building mechanism as well as unification or a political arrangement prior to eventual unification should not be raised, Wu said.

Wu also called on the Chinese government to release all imprisoned rights activists, naming in particular Xu Zhiyong (許志永), who was sentenced to four years in prison on Sunday, before the Lunar New Year holiday if Beijing is sincere in showing the international community that it adheres to universal values.

Additional reporting by CNA

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