By: Y.L Chou and Lillian Lin
Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of China’s Association for
Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), may visit Taiwan in the second half of this year but the date will not be too close to Taiwan’s presidential election on Jan. 16, 2016, a Straits Exchange (SEF) official said Wednesday.
SEF Vice Chairman Chou Jih-shine (周繼祥) could not offer a specific timetable for the visit, but he said Wednesday that preparations for the 11th cross-strait summit to be held by the two bodies, including the drafting of a tax agreement, are almost complete. [FULL STORY]