China, Taiwan in highest-level talks thus far
Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing's goal of eventual unification.


Tuesday's discussions in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing constitute the highest-level interaction between government officials of the two sides since the 1949 division, apparently a concession from Beijing which otherwise refuses to formally acknowledge Taiwan's government. (AP)