LINE IN THE SAND:The office said the two leaders would address each other as ‘mister, and avoid using the words ‘country’ and ‘president’ in Singapore
Date: , Nov 05, 2015
By: AP, BEIJING
Confirmation of the Ma-Xi meeting from China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) came hours
after the Presidential Office announced it just before midnight on Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) would be meeting in their capacity as “leaders of the two sides” of the Taiwan Strait, TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) was quoted as saying in a statement on the office’s Web site.
They would address each other as “mister” and attend a banquet after the meeting, the office said.
Zhang said the two leaders would “exchange views on promoting the peaceful development of cross-Taiwan Straits relations,” Xinhua news agency reported. [FULL STORY]