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Xi meets KMT’s Lien, stresses cross-Strait ties

February 25, 2013

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday stressed the Party’s duty of and confidence in carrying forward the peaceful development of mainland-Taiwan relations.

Speaking during a meeting in the Great Hall of the People with visiting Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Lien Chan, he said, “It is the duty of the new CPC leadership to continue promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait ties and the peaceful reunification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.”

According to Xi, the new CPC leadership have confidence in steadily promoting the peaceful development of mainland-Taiwan ties, in overcoming difficulties to usher in new prospects for the relations and join hands with Taiwan compatriots to embrace the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

The CPC is aiming for new achievements in cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation, thus bringing welfare to compatriots of both the mainland and Taiwan, he stressed.

“We will maintain consistency in policies toward Taiwan, by unswervingly upholding the one-China principle and continuing to promote cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation,” Xi told his guest.

Unremitting efforts will be made to consolidate and strengthen the political, economic, cultural and social foundation for the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, he vowed.

Nothing can cut the blood bond between Mainland and Taiwan compatriots who all belong to the Chinese nation, and nothing can change the fact that both sides on the Taiwan Strait belong to one China, Xi said.

Moreover, nothing can change or hinder the whole Chinese people’s resolve of making the Chinese nation outstanding in the world, he added.

Xinhua

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