MAC minister says he will keep an open-minded discussion
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Andrew Hsia said he hopes
high-level cross-strait talks can be sustained in the foreseeable future, reports said Monday.
During a question-and-answer session at the legislature in the morning, Hsia said he will be holding discussions with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun in his planned visit to Guangzhou and Dongguan on October 14.
The scheduled talks will be Hsia’s second meeting with Zhang, following one in Kinmen in May, as well as the fourth set of high-level cross-strait talks since the first official contact between the governments on either side of the Taiwan Strait took place in Beijing in February last year.
“The upcoming discussion will mainly encompass topics such as the progress we have come to accomplish and an overall review of ongoing negotiations,” he told legislators, adding that the council will also take this opportunity to express their discontent over China’s unilateral policy of changing the form of the travel document. [FULL STORY]