The week's news at a glance.
The leader of Taiwans opposition Nationalist Party visited China this week, the first Nationalist leader to do so since 1949, when Communist leader Mao Tse-tung drove Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek from the mainland. Were finally taking a historic step forward, said party chairman Lien Chan. Let us work hand in hand to achieve the goals of peace and stability. Back in Taiwan, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was not so pleased. Chen has been an outspoken proponent of full Taiwanese independence. Chinas invitation to Lien, a political rival of Chens who is less confrontational toward the mainland, was intended as a snub to Chen.