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Wang Daohan's funeral held in Shanghai
Updated: 2005-12-30 14:24


Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin walks past the coffin of Wang Daohan, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), in Longhua Funeral House in Shanghai, December 30, 2005. Wang died at the age of 90 on December 24, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Koo Chen-fu's death in Taiwan, according to Chinese lunar calendar. Koo, chairman of the Taiwan-based Strait Exchange Foundation, and Wang in his role as president of ARATS made a milestone negotiation in Singapore in 1993, setting up the basis for any future dialogues between the two organizations. [Xinhua]


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