Taiwan's special envoy to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum said Monday he plans to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao for the fifth and last time next month.
Former vice-president Lien Chan will attend the leaders summit in Vladivostok, the eastern port city in Russia, on September 8 and 9, as the special representative of President Ma Ying-jeou.
Hu will be attending the summit for the last time as president before a key leadership reshuffle in Beijing.
Taiwan's leaders are barred from APEC summits due to objections from China, which claims sovereignty over the island, and are represented by senior economic advisers or business leaders instead.
But ties have improved markedly after Ma of the China-friendly Kuomintang party took power in 2008 on a platform of promoting trade and reconciliation with the mainland.
Taiwan has been a major investor in China in recent years, providing more than $100 billion in financing, according to some estimates, as well as crucial technological know-how.