December 21, 2009

China- Taiwan Trade Talks Begin

China's top negotiator on Taiwan affairs is due to arrive in Taipei for trade talks that some fear could undermine the island's sovereignty the BBC reports.

Ahead of the talks, tens of thousands of protesters rallied against Chen Yunlin's visit.The two governments hope to sign the free-trade pact by early next year.  In recent months there has been a groundswell of support in Taiwan for full independence from China.

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