Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s proposal for Beijing to allow international flights from mainland China to make
transit stops in Taiwan remains in limbo, as Taiwan’s top China policymaker said Sunday that talks with the Chinese side on the issue are still underway.
Asked about the progress of the talks, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) replied that “the two sides are still negotiating and communicating with each other actively on the issue, “hoping they can reach a consensus and strike a deal to begin the service as soon as possible.”
The remarks cast uncertainty over the implementation of an agreement reached between MAC chief Hsia Li-yan and his Chinese counterpart, Taiwan Affairs Office head Zhang Zhijun, during their meeting in Kinmen in May that transit stops in Taiwan will begin in mid-2015. [FULL STORY]