China and Taiwan hailed a new chapter in their relations today as they met for their highest level government talks since they split amid civil war in 1949.
The two-hour discussions in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing marked a leap forward in official dialogue, sidestepping Beijing's refusal to recognize the self-governing island's sovereignty.
No formal agreements were signed, with both sides saying just the fact that they could meet as equals marked a major step forward.
The BBC's Martin Patience joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details and analysis.
- Martin Patience, reporter for the BBC in China. He tweets @martinpatience.
This segment aired on February 11, 2014.