DAKAR, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese political
advisor on Sunday called on overseas Chinese to unite and work for the cause of
peaceful national reunification.
Liu Yiming, head of a visiting delegation of the
China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CPPNR), made
the remarks at a meeting in Dakar with Chinese nationals living in Senegal.
Realizing peaceful national reunification is an
arduous task and all Chinese at home and abroad have to shoulder heavy
responsibilities, said Liu, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of
the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
(CPPCC), the country's top advisory body.
He urged Chinese people living in Senegal to learn
about President Hu Jintao's talk on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the
mainland's "Message to Compatriots in Taiwan" and work to boost exchanges across
the Taiwan Strait.
Liu said he hoped the overseas Chinese would firmly
oppose all attempts to separate China, as well as any activities seeking "Taiwan
independence" and "Tibet independence."
Li Jicai, head of the Chinese Association of Senegal
and the CPPNR in Senegal, said the Chinese here will strengthen interaction with
compatriots in West African countries to make due efforts to promote the
peaceful reunification of China.
Prior to their visit to Senegal, Liu and his
delegation attended the second council meeting of the CPPNR in West Africa in
Lagos, the economic center of Nigeria, last Wednesday.