Compatriots urged to join hands in opposing interference

By MO JINGXI (Chinadaily.com.cn) 08:50, April 11, 2023

The Taipei 101 skyscraper commands the urban landscape in Taipei, Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

China's top political adviser Wang Huning called on Monday for compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits to join hands with one heart to resolutely oppose external interference and separatist activities aimed at "Taiwan independence", stressing the need to complete reunification of the motherland and realize national rejuvenation.

Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when he met in Beijing with Liu Chao-shiuan, president of the Taiwan-based council of the summit for entrepreneurs across the Taiwan Straits.

Wang, who is also chairman of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body, said efforts will be made to promote the development of cross-Straits relations in the correct direction by following the overall policy framework for resolving the Taiwan question in the new era.

As Chinese modernization advances on all fronts, strengthening cross-Straits exchanges and cooperation will help better enhance the well-being of compatriots on both sides and affection between compatriots and develop the economy of the Chinese nation, Wang said.

He said that the motherland will always show respect and care for Taiwan compatriots and enterprises so that they will not just be willing to come to the Chinese mainland, but also be able to stay and integrate into the local communities and achieve better development.

In this way, they can better benefit from the mainland's development achievements and enjoy the glory of national rejuvenation, Wang said.

"We are committed to peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, but 'Taiwan independence' and cross-Straits peace and stability are as irreconcilable as water and fire," he said.

Liu said he is ready to increase the role of the summit, deepen cross-Straits industrial cooperation and promote integrated development across the Taiwan Straits, which will contribute to the well-being of compatriots on both sides of the Straits and national rejuvenation.

The summit for entrepreneurs across the Taiwan Straits, established in 2013, is one of the most important platforms for people-to-people exchanges and cooperation. Last year, the summit was held in Xiamen, a coastal city in Fujian province.

(Web editor: Zhong Wenxing, Liang Jun)


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