November 8, 2015
By: J.R. Wu
TAIPEI (Reuters) – After waiting for more than six decades, it was a meal that lasted less
than two hours.
Seated next to each other at a round table, to avoid having to choose someone to sit in the “host” position at the top of a rectangular table, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou shared a relatively simple dinner in a Singapore hotel after their historic meeting on Saturday.
Over crayfish, fried asparagus and spicy noodles, Xi and Ma talked politics, education and knives made from old Chinese artillery shells, according to an account provided by Ma to reporters on the flight back to Taipei late on Saturday.
“We did not drink that much,” Ma said. “He said his capacity for liquor wasn’t good and I said mine was not good either.” [FULL STORY]