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Xi calls for China, Taiwan to set aside differences

Nov 10, 2014    

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Taiwan on Sunday to set aside their differences after a rocky patch in ties that saw Beijing rebuke the island for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.Xi met Vincent Siew, Taiwan's top envoy to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing, and, in a political breakthrough, also met Wang Yu-chi, chairman of Taiwan's policymaking Mainland Affairs Council, the highest level government-to-government contact between the two on Chinese soil since 1949.Xi told Siew that "it was unavoidable that the two sides...

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