China’s incoming top negotiator on cross-strait relations is expected to visit Taiwan in June to resume talks, a report said yesterday.
Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) is likely to ink a deal with his Taiwanese counterpart Chiang Pin-kung (江丙坤) on direct cross-strait flights on weekends and raising the daily quota for Chinese tourists, the Commercial Times said, quoting unnamed sources.
Chiang has been appointed by president-elect Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to head the Straits Exchange Foundation, which is in charge of civilian contacts with China in the absence of official contacts between Beijing and Taipei.
The report said both sides had reached a “tacit understanding” that the two issues should be resolved by July 4 and that most technicalities had already been addressed.
It said that Chen, currently head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, was expected to take over the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait late next month.