China, Taiwan communicating on proposed hotline

December 17, 2015 7:09 am 

BEIJING, Dec. 16 — The State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said Wednesday it is actively communicating and consulting with authorities in Taiwan on setting up a hotline for mainland and Taiwan affairs.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office,said at a press briefing that the office and Taiwan's mainland affairs body are "wasting no time" in handling the matter.

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan agreed to set up a hotline between the heads of the Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs organ and Taiwan's mainland affairs body in a historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore in November.

The spokesperson said the hotline would help the two sides increase exchanges and dialogue, and enhance political mutual trust.

It would also help resolve various issues between the two sides through consultation on equal footing as well as help manage differences and reduce misjudgments, according to the spokesperson. (PNA/Xinhua)

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