Key Taiwan-China talks to pave way for “regular” meetings


A demonstration is being organized for Saturday in Taipei to protest against the meeting, including the lack of details provided about preparations for the summit.

The People’s Republic of China has claimed sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan since the end of a civil war in 1949 and there are no formal cross-strait diplomatic relations.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said that during their meeting, Ma and Xi will address one another as “mister” rather than by their official titles, which neither side recognizes.

The decision was made to show “equality and dignity,” it said.