The country is struggling to handle the politically charged corruption trial of former President Chen Shui-bian.
The longtime rivals signed deals Sunday on boosting cross-strait flights, joint-crime fighting, and financial cooperation, but steered clear of politics.
Readers write about the US ban on assault weapons, carbon taxes, the "tea party" protests, and why the US should maintain its current policy toward Taiwan.
Taiwan watches as Asian neighbors ink trade deals, lower tarrifs, and get access to Chinese loans for growth.
Chen Shui-bian, once an anticorruption crusader, was detained Tuesday on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars in public funds.
Beijing's envoy will also discuss financial links and present pandas in historic visit.