How significant are China-Taiwan talks?
11 February 2014 Last updated at 10:05 GMT
China and Taiwan have begun the highest-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Wang Yu-chi and Zhang Zhijun, the top cross-strait officials from each side, are both attending the four-day talks in Nanjing.
The BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing and Cindy Sui in Taipei discuss the significance of the talks.