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Leaders' planned talks a first for China and Taiwan since 1949 split (Los Angeles Times)

by November 3, 2015 Government & Politics

BEIJING — Separated by just 100 miles of sea, but a chasm of war, history and politics, the leaders of mainland China and Taiwan have never met face-to-face since the two sides split in 1949 after a long and bitter civil war. But on Saturday, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will confer directly with Chinese President Xi…