Taiwan's top negotiator on cross-strait affairs, Chiang Pin-kung, will meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in Hong Kong today amid warming cross-strait ties. Hong Kong-Taiwan relations were at an impasse during the eight-year presidency of independence-leaning Chen Shui-bian, and hopes have been raised that they will improve under President Ma Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang. Speaking after a cross-strait forum yesterday, Mr Chiang said: 'I hope that through this visit I can make contact with the Hong Kong government so as to discuss ways to enhance mutual exchanges and economic co-operation.' On the deal signed by Taipei and Beijing last month that lifts decades-old restrictions on mainland tourists visiting the island, he said approval procedures would be further simplified in future amid concerns that the quota would not be fully used. From today, 3,000 mainland visitors can visit Taiwan daily. On the recent row over the name of Taiwan's Olympic team, Mr Chiang said it was important for both sides to 'to seek common ground while reserving differences'. He stressed that the Taiwanese team's official title, Chinese Taipei, had regularly been referred to in Chinese as Zhonghua Taibei. Taiwan recently hit out at Beijing for suggesting that 'Zhongguo Taibei' - China's Taipei - was also a valid translation. Mr Tsang will meet Mr Chiang at Government House today. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung will attend the meeting.