KMT chairman appeals for more cross-Strait economic, cultural exchanges
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Yu Zhengsheng (R), secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, shakes hands with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during a meeting held in Shanghai, east China, May 29, 2008.

Yu Zhengsheng (R), secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, shakes hands with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during a meeting held in Shanghai, east China, May 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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   SHANGHAI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung said here on Thursday that he hoped the people across the Taiwan Strait would have more economic and cultural exchange.

    Shanghai was the third stop on Wu's six-day mainland tour. He met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Hu Jintao in Beijing on Wednesday.

Yu Zhengsheng (R), secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, talks with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during a meeting held in Shanghai, east China, May 29, 2008.

Yu Zhengsheng (R), secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, talks with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during a meeting held in Shanghai, east China, May 29, 2008.
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    Wu reiterated his hope that people across the Strait would make concerted efforts to lay aside disputes, seek consensus and seize new opportunities so as to create a win-win situation.

    He also expected faster and more convenient transport services between Taiwan and Shanghai.

    Wu made the comments while meeting with Shanghai Party secretary Yu Zhengsheng.

    Yu spoke highly of the contributions Taiwan businessmen had made to Shanghai. He said the Shanghai government would continue to support and facilitate their development in the city and enhance cooperation between Taiwan and Shanghai in economic, trade and other areas.

    He also expressed gratitude to the Taiwan business community in Shanghai who had donated more than 300 million yuan in the wake of the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Sichuan Province on May 12.

Hu Jintao meets KMT Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung

Hu Jintao (3rd R), General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, holds talks with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (4th, L) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on May 28, 2008. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
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    BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Hu Jintao met with Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.

    Hu said that with the joint efforts of the CPC and KMT, and of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, the political situation in Taiwan has gone through positive changes, and the cross-Strait relationship faces a precious opportunity. Full story

KMT chairman says mainland-Taiwan talks to resume soon

    BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The Mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) and the Taiwan-based Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF) will resume talks as soon as possible, Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung told a press conference here on Wednesday.

    Wu made the remarks after he met General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Full Story

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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