• Section: Person /Sunday 12th October 2014

    Alphabetic Index : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Search β):

    * Zhang Zhijun *

    ژنگ ژیجون

    (Wikipedia) - Zhang Zhijun Zhang Zhijun 张志军 Minister of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China Premier Deputy Preceded by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People''s Republic of China Minister Premier Personal details Born Nationality
    Assumed office 17 March 2013
    Li Keqiang
    Zheng Lizhong, Sun Yafu, Ye Kedong, Chen Yuanfeng
    Wang Yi
    In office 2009 – 16 March 2013
    Yang Jiechi
    Wen Jiabao
    February 1953 (1953-02) (age 61) Nantong, Jiangsu, China
     People''s Republic of China

    Zhang Zhijun (Chinese: 张志军; pinyin: Zhāng Zhìjūn; born February 1, 1953) is a politician in the People''s Republic of China. Since 17 March 2013, he has served as the Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

    • 1 Taiwan Affairs Office
      • 1.1 11th Cross-Strait Relations Symposium
      • 1.2 Zhang-Wang meeting
      • 1.3 Ma-Xi meeting possibility
    • 2 See also
    • 3 References

    Taiwan Affairs Office 11th Cross-Strait Relations Symposium

    In March 2013, speaking at the 11th Cross-Strait Relations Symposium in Pingtan, Fujian, Zhang called for increased quality and efficiency of cross-strait exchanges and cooperation. The symposium was attended by people from both sides, including some from Taiwan''s Democratic Progressive Party. He wished to visit Taiwan as well as to meet his counterpart, Wang Yu-chi, the head of the Mainland Affairs Council.

    Zhang-Wang meeting Main article: 2014 Wang-Zhang MeetingZhang Zhijun visit to Taiwan to meet with Wang Yu-chi

    On 11 February 2014, Zhang met with Wang Yu-chi in Nanjing, the first high-level government-to-government official contact between the two sides since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. The meeting took place at the Purple Palace in Nanjing. Upon meeting with Wang, both of them agreed to establish a direct and regular communication channel between the two sides for future engagement under the 1992 Consensus. They also agreed on finding a solution for health insurance coverage aiming towards Taiwanese students studying in the mainland, on pragmatically establishing SEF and ARATS offices in each other''s territory and on studying the feasibility of allowing visits to detained persons once offices have been established.

    Before both of them shook hands, Zhang referred to Wang as "Minister Wang Yu-chi" without mentioning the name Mainland Affairs Council and Wang referred Zhang as "TAO Director Zhang Zhijun". However, Mainland China''s Xinhua News Agency referred to Wang as the "Responsible Official of Taiwan''s Mainland Affairs Council" (Chinese: 台湾方面大陆委员会负责人; pinyin: Táiwān Fāngmiàn Dàlù Wěiyuánhuì Fùzé Rén) in its Chinese-language news or as the "Taiwan''s Mainland Affairs Chief" in its English-language news.

    On 25-28 June 2014, Zhang paid an official visit to Taiwan.

    Ma-Xi meeting possibility

    Regarding the meeting between the head of both sides of the Taiwan Strait by Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping, Zhang said that a meeting between family members can take place anywhere during any occasion. It needs not take place at any international or multilateral event. He further added that any such meeting can even occur in Mainland China, Taiwan or any third location.

    Tags:China, Chinese, Fujian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanjing, Sun, Taiwan, Wang Yi, Wikipedia, Xi Jinping, Xinhua, Zhang Zhijun

    Related History Articles:

    Add definition or comments on Zhang Zhijun

    Your Name / Alias:
    Definition / Comments
    neutral points of view
    Source / SEO Backlink:
    Anti-Spam Check
    Enter text above
    Upon approval, your definition will be listed under: Zhang Zhijun