On March 18, Jia Qinglin, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) stressed the importance of increasing political trust between the two sides of the strait (Taiwan and Mainland China). Jia made his remarks during a meeting with the Taiwan delegation headed by Yao Eng-chi. Jia stated that it had become the mainstream opinion in Taiwan that support for the equal consultation and cooperation and peaceful relationship with Mainland China is important. The economic and financial cooperation between the two sides should proceed to a new height. Also the cultural and educational exchange should be further developed to strengthen cultural and national identity and promote cross-strait cultural, social, and thoughts and ideas integration.
The Taiwan delegation visited on the invitation of the CPPCC’s Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese.
Source: Global Times, March 19, 2010