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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 11:59 PM
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Direct China-Taiwan travel agreed
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Source: BBC News

China and Taiwan have signed historic agreements to establish regular direct flights and allow more mainland tourists to visit the island.

The deal means there will be direct cross-strait flights every weekend, instead of just during holiday periods.

The development came at the first formal talks between the two sides for almost 10 years.

Ties have been tense for years but have improved rapidly since Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou took office in May.

In contrast to his independence-leaning predecessor, Mr Ma wants warmer ties with Beijing and says his priority is maintaining regional stability.

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