Cross-Strait forum opens, China rejuvenation through cooperation proposed
NANNING, Oct 27, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The 9th Cross-Strait Economic, Trade
and Culture Forum, a key platform for comprehensive communication
between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, kicked off Saturday in
Nanning, capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Yu Zhengsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political
Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and
Kuomintang (KMT) honorary chairman Wu Poh-hsiung delivered speeches
at the opening ceremony.
Yu proposed at the opening ceremony that the two sides should
jointly reinvigorate the Chinese nation by deepening cross-Strait
economic, technological, cultural and educational cooperation.
He said the forum has played an irreplaceable role in promoting
the peaceful development of mainland-Taiwan ties.
Wu also proposed comprehensive cooperation between the two sides
to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Peaceful cross-Strait relations are at their best since a half
century ago and are most recognized by the international community,
Wu said that in the past five years the two sides have made great
strides in advancing cross-Strait ties through economic and political
The forum was established by the KMT and CPC leaders in 2006 and
has opened its doors to not only members of the two parties but also
to other political groups on the island.
About 350 officials, scholars and representatives of various
industries from both sides attended this year's forum.
Discussion and proposals initiated at the forum often provide an
important reference for policymaking by the two sides.
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