Key cross-Strait forum closes
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Jia Qinglin (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum between the Chinese mainland and southeast China's Taiwan, in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

Jia Qinglin (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum between the Chinese mainland and southeast China's Taiwan, in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)
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    BEIJING, Dec. 22 -- The Fourth Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum came to a close in Shanghai on Sunday afternoon. During the two-day event agreements were reached on enhancing exchanges and cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

    In his speech at the closing ceremony, Kuomintang Vice Chairman, Tseng Yung-chuan, hailed the forum as another significant step forward in the development of cross-strait relations.

    Tseng Yung-chuan said, "The forum has seen deep discussions on expanding cross-strait economic and trade cooperation. Participants to the forum agreed that the peaceful development of the cross-strait relations has made enormous achievements since May this year by seizing historic opportunities . A wide range of policies and measures that benefit people across the strait have been implemented."

    The Director of the Taiwan Work Office of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Yi, said that the current forum...which is more powerful and pragmatic, and represents more people...has achieved important consensus between the two sides.

    Wang Yi said, "Under the new situation, the forum has become an important platform for the sincere exchanges across the strait. We welcome wider participation from the people of the two sides."

    Wang Yi also noted the 10 measures that the Chinese mainland has made on enhancing cooperation and minimizing the impact of the global financial turmoil.

    Top political adviser, Jia Qinglin, and Kuomintang Chairman ,Wu Poh-hsiung, also made speeches at the closing ceremony.

    In the past two days, academics and business leaders from the Mainland and Taiwan held talks on how to expand cross-Strait cooperation in the finance and service sectors, encourage two-way investment... and regularize economic exchanges. The forum also called for joint efforts to cope with the global financial crisis.

    (Source: CCTV.com)

Chinese mainland announces ten measures for co-op with Taiwan

    SHANGHAI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland announced here on Sunday its ten policies and measures for economic cooperation with Taiwan aimed at joint responding to the global financial crisis.

    The measures include the support for the development of Taiwanese-funded companies in the mainland, promotion of two-way investment and so on, said Wang Yi, Taiwan affairs chief of the Chinese mainland at the conclusion of the 4th Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum.

Mainland, Taiwan advised to beef up finance regulatory cooperation


    SHANGHAI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland and Taiwan on Sunday were urged to start consultations as soon as possible on building a finance regulatory cooperation mechanism to cope with the global financial crisis.

    Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan announced a nine-point suggestion jointly proposed by participants to the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum at its closing ceremony.


Mainland, Taiwan steel sectors urged to boost co-op amid financial crisis

    SHANGHAI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Steel firms from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan were urged on Sunday to beef up their cooperation to cope with the global financial crisis.

    Xu Lejiang, chairman of the mainland's Baosteel Group Co., said steel was one of the worst-hit sectors by the global economic recession, and companies from across the Taiwan Straits should have effective cooperation in raw material, market, technology and products for joint development.

Mainland, Taiwan hold economic, cultural forum 

   SHANGHAI, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan began here Saturday morning.

    Jia Qinglin, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung and Honorary Chairman Lien Chan attended.

Senior CPC leader: mainland willing to help Taiwan tackle financial crisis 

    SHANGHAI, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The mainland is willing to help Taiwan in face of current global financial crisis, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader said here on Saturday.

    "If the worsening world economic situation continues and the Taiwan side asks for help to solve economic difficulties, the mainland is willing to offer assistance with utmost efforts," Jia Qinglin, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, said at the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum.

Top political advisor meets KMT chairman, honorary chairman

Jia Qinglin (L), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Political Bureau and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Chairman of Chinese Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party Wu Poh-hsiung in Shanghai, east China, on Dec. 19, 2008.

Jia Qinglin (L), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Political Bureau and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Chairman of Chinese Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party Wu Poh-hsiung in Shanghai, east China, on Dec. 19, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
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    SHANGHAI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin met with visiting Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Wu Poh-hsiung and honorary chairman Lien Chan respectively here Friday.

    Wu and Lien were here to attend the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum, scheduled for December 20 to 21.

Taiwan party representatives arrive in Shanghai for cross-Strait forum 

    SHANGHAI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Wu Poh-hsiung, Chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party, along with Honorary Chairman Lien Chan arrived in Shanghai Friday to attend a two-day cross-Straits economic and cultural forum.

    Wu and Lien were received by Wang Yi, director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Full story

Chinese mainland, Taiwan start direct transport services 

    BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland and Taiwan started direct air, sea transport and postal services on Monday morning, the latest step to further improve the once strained ties.

    The move marks an end to the practice that air and sea transport as well as mail between the mainland and Taiwan had to go through a third place. Full story

Passengers from southeast China's Taiwan gesture before boarding the plane at the airport in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 15, 2008. A Shenzhen Airlines flight took off from the Shenzhen Airport for Taiwan at 7:20 Beijing Time (2320 GMT Dec. 14), the first when the Chinese mainland and Taiwan started direct air and sea transport and postal services Monday morning. (Xinhua Photo)
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Mainland-bound direct flight takes off from Taipei

     TAIPEI, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- A passenger plane of Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways took off from Taipei Songshan Airport for Shanghai at 8:06 a.m. on Monday, starting the direct air transport from Taiwan to the Chinese mainland.  Full story


Jia Qinglin (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum between the Chinese mainland and southeast China's Taiwan, in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

Jia Qinglin (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung during the 4th Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Cultural Forum between the Chinese mainland and southeast China's Taiwan, in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)
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Editor: Du Guodong
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