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Taiwan, China to set up offices in capitals

June 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Representatives of Taiwan and China have agreed to set up permanent offices in each other's territory to handle contacts through their quasi-official negotiating bodies. A spokeswoman from Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation says the agreement was reached during talks between the two sides Thursday morning in Beijing.

The spokeswoman, speaking on routine condition of anonymity, says a formal announcement will be made later.

The agreement comes on the first day of talks between the foundation and its mainland counterpart, marking the first formal talks between the sides in almost a decade.


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