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.