Source of Article:http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-10/15/content_10199605.htm
Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland and Taiwan set up a channel for
experts from both sides to talk directly about food safety issues, a
mainland official said on Wednesday.
The move comes in the wake of the
scandal over tainted dairy products that left more than 50,000 children
ill. Chinese dairy products were also banned in many countries.
Experts from six departments of the
mainland and Taiwan can
now talk directly through the mainland's Association for the Relations
across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) and Taiwan's Strait Exchange
Foundation (SEF), State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesman Yang Yi
Previously, such issues were often
discussed by trade unions.
Spokesman Yang said the new channel of
communication started operating Oct. 6.