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www.chinaview.cn 2006-10-17 13:12:00

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 Tuesday.

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 Tuesday.(Xinhua Photo)
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    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 Jintao.

    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.

    (Source: CCTV.com)

Editor: Chen Feng
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