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6/11/2008 BEIJING-- China and Taiwan have resumed formal talks after a gap of almost 10 years. The talks in Beijing, set to last until 14 June, are expected to lead to agreements on direct passenger flights and tourism. Dialogue was suspended in 1999 as Taiwan's leaders began to lean towards formal independence, angering Beijing. But relations warmed after the election in March of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

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