Premier Wen gives online interview at Xinhuanet, Gov't
Premier Wen Jiabao
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao holds an
online chat with netizens jointly hosted by the central government website
and Xinhua website in Beijing, China, Feb. 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao said here Saturday that the relations between the mainland and Taiwan
have entered a new stage of peaceful development.
Wen made the remark in an online chat with netizens
at two portals, the www.gov.cn and the www. xinhuanet.com.
He said cross-Straits relations showed significant
changes last year.
On Dec. 15, 2008, mainland and Taiwan started
historic direct daily flights, postal and shipping services, ending a 59-year
ban on such links.
The move came after a historic meeting between the
Mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chief
Chen Yunlin and the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman
Chiang Pin-kung in Taiwan from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7, 2008.
The premier said cross-Straits economic relations are
the biggest concern of Taiwan enterprises and Taiwan people.
"I would like to take the opportunity to show our
stance that is we hope to improve cooperation with Taiwan to jointly cope with
financial crisis, especially in the financial sector," Wen said.
Wen said the mainland and Taiwan should further
improve cross-Straits economic exchange and cooperation through negotiation.
Such cooperation will benefit the people across the
Taiwan Straits and help improve cross-Straits stability and development, he
BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Saturday that he hoped the mainland and Taiwan could join hands to cope with the international financial crisis.
The mainland and Taiwan should set up an economic exchange and cooperation mechanism through negotiation, he said.