Radio Taiwan International
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katherine Chang says that the two sides of
the Taiwan Strait should hold talks without any preconditions.
Chang was speaking Tuesday at the opening of a youth seminar on cross-strait affairs.
Chang said that Taiwan cannot ignore mainland China, which is both the world’s second-largest economy and geographically close. She said that five million Taiwanese people cross the strait each year for tourism, business, or visits to relatives. Meanwhile, 3.5 million mainlanders visit Taiwan each year.
Chang also said that while cross-strait tourism to Taiwan is down, China remains Taiwan’s largest export market. [FULL STORY]