Senior Chinese official Yu Zhengsheng on Monday said the mainland is willing to let Taiwan compatriots be the first to share the opportunities of its development.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks while meeting a business delegation from the Taiwan's Federation of Industries.
Yu said the economic cooperation between the two sides has tied their interests together and is an important force in peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.
The mainland has always been creating active conditions for cooperation among companies of both sides, and will not change the cooperation policy, Yu said.
He praised the federation's efforts in advancing economic cooperation and improving peaceful relations between the two sides.