TAICHUNG: Chinese mainland's chief negotiator for Taiwan affairs Chen Yunlin Monday arrived in Taichung for a fresh round of talks with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Pin-kung.
Chen Yunlin (2nd R), president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), shakes hands with Chiang Pin-kung(2nd L), chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), as Chen's wife Nai Xiaohua (R) and Chiang's wife Chen Mei Fuey smile during a welcome ceremony at the venue for the upcoming cross-Straits meetings in Taichung December 21, 2009. [Agencies]
The meeting between Chen, president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), and Chiang, chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), is scheduled on Tuesday in the central Taiwan city.
This will be the fourth round since the ARATS and the SEF resumed negotiations in June last year after a 10-year suspension, with labor cooperation in the fishing industry, cooperation in inspection and quarantine of agricultural products, and taxation cooperation high on agenda.