15. January 2005 · Comments Off on Hands Across The Water, Heads Across The Sky · Categories: World

After five decades, a limited number of direct flights are to travel between China and Taiwan:

The agreement allows a total of 48 round-trip charter flights to carry Taiwanese working in China home and back during the Chinese New Year holiday next month, Chinese negotiator Pu Zhaozhou said.


China and Taiwan, rivals who spend much of their time arguing over semantics and arcane details, reached an agreement just two hours into their meeting in the Chinese territory of Macau, near Hong Kong.

The “rivalry” between China and Taiwan has been a half-century carnival of silliness. These are two nations bound together tightly by blood, tradition, trade, and investment. The saber-rattling of the past has never made any sense.

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