China and Taiwan in first government talks
11 February 2014 Last updated at 14:08 GMT
China and Taiwan have held their first high-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Beijing insists that Taiwan is part of China and has a stated aim of reclaiming the island.
Taiwan still calls itself the Republic of China and nominally claims the same territory as the Communist government in Beijing, although it does not press these claims.
Emily Buchanan reports.