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    China and Taiwan hold historic talks

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    China and Taiwan held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war - a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals, AFP news agency reported.

    Taiwan is likely to focus on reaping practical outcomes from the discussions, such as securing economic benefits or security assurances, while China has one eye on long-term integration of the island, analysts say.

    Tuesday's meeting is the fruit of years of efforts to improve relations.

    Al Jazeera speaks with China analyst Andrew Leung in Hong Kong.