China's top Taiwan official to make first visit to island

June 13, 2014 3:36 AM

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China's top Taiwan official to make first visit to island

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top official in charge of relations with Taiwan will make his first visit to the island later this month, state media said, following large-scale protests there against a controversial trade pact.

Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office, will become the first head of the body ever to visit the self-ruled island, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Thursday.

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