이번주초 타이완을 방문한 중국의 고위인사가 타이완 독립주의자들에게 피습을 받은 사건이 있기는 했지만, 중국의 타이완 협상 최고 책임자가 타이완을 조만간 방문한다는 계획에는 변함이 없다고 중국 정부가 밝혔습니다.

중국과 타이완 당국은 이번 피습 사건을 규탄하면서, 천원린 중국 해협양안관계협회 회장의 타이완 방문은 계획대로 이뤄질 것이라고 밝혔습니다.

천원린 회장의 타이완 방문 날짜는 아직 발표되지 않고 있으나, 타이완 언론은 11월3일로 전망된다고 보도했습니다. 

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China says its top negotiator on Taiwan policy still plans to visit the island soon, despite an attack earlier this week on a visiting Chinese official by pro-independence activists.

Officials in both Taiwan and China have condemned the attack and say Chen Yunlin's trip is going ahead as planned.

Although no specific date has been given for the visit, media in Taiwan say it is expected to start November third.

Chen heads China's top government body on relations with Taiwan (the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits).

On Wednesday, his deputy, Zhang Mingqing, cut short a private visit to Taiwan after he was accosted by protesters and pushed to the ground.

Taiwan and China split at the end of a civil war in 1949, but relations have improved somewhat in recent years.