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President Xi meets Taiwan politician


19:59, April 08, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Vincent C. Siew, honorary chairman of the Taiwan-based Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation, in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

BOAO, Hainan, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vincent Siew, honorary chairman of the Taiwan-based Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation, at the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013 on Monday.

Xi said he hopes that cross-Strait economic cooperation could be boosted by compatriots across the Strait through the concept of "one family."

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan should jointly push cross-Strait economic cooperation to a new level by strengthening cross-Strait high-level dialogues and coordination, Xi noted.

During the meeting, the president also voiced his hope of improving institutional levels of economic cooperation by accelerating negotiations on follow-up issues regarding the 2010 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).

Xi also called on compatriots across the Taiwan Strait to jointly work for achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

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