Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the
National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative
Conference, meets with visiting Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman
Lien Chan in Boao, China's southmost Hainan Province, Oct. 16, 2006. Lien
is heading a KMT delegation to attend an agricultural cooperation forum
across the Taiwan Strait to be held at Boao in Hainan Province on
BEIJING, Oct. 17 --
Top political advisor Jia Qinglin has also been in Hainan Province, ahead of the
Cross-Straits Agricultural Forum in Bo'Ao. He met the Honorary Chairman of the
Kuomintang and other high-level KMT officials, as well as senior representatives
from the People First Party, and the New Party. Jia Qinglin expressed a warm
welcome and regards from the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Hu
Jia Qinglin described the Cross-Straits Agricultural Cooperation Forum as
an important event. He said it demonstrates the sincerity and determination on
both sides to seek a common prosperity. He also underscored the far-reaching
significance of the forum in providing opportunities for the Chinese compatriots
across the straits to discuss agricultural issues.
Talking about the Cross-Straits relationship, Jia said the situation now is
promising. He said both sides should try various ways to boost trade and
economic ties. And also to enhance communication and advance the peaceful
development of the Cross-Straits relationship.
Jia also noted that Chinese compatriots on both sides of the Straits should
be highly alert to the secessionist forces in Taiwan. And to the great harm that
they pose to the relationship.
Commenting on the forum... Lien Chen noted that the mainland has the
advantage of vast land and resources. On the other hand he says Taiwan is quite
capable of providing funds, technology and managerial experience. And he said
the two sides could jointly develop cross-straits agricultural ties
And Lien Chen also says he believes this Agricultural Cooperation Forum
will greatly benefit farmers from both the mainland and Taiwan.
Jia Qinglin and Lien Chan are both scheduled to address the Cross-Straits
Agricultural Forum in Hainan during the gathering's opening ceremony.