Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi. (File photo/Yao Chih-ping)
China's Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi said on March 13 that sensitive terms will be avoided while cross-ministry officials may be commissioned when Taiwan's new representative office to China is launched.
"We may avoid harsh and sensitive words that concern politics or other matters," Wang said. "While officials from different ministries can be commissioned at the same time, we also hope that we can at least launch another two offices in central China and southern China along with the main office in Beijing."
Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Lin Join-sane said that Chen Deming, who will most likely be his Chinese counterpart, is a remarkable negotiator with expertise in international trading and business. Chen's taking oath of office "will not make him nervous."
"I believe that both sides will continue to be friendly while our policies will remain firm," Lin said.
Wang Yu-chi 王郁琦
Lin Join-sane 林中森