|Yu Zhengsheng (2nd R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with a delegation of lawmakers from Taiwan ethnic minority groups in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 21, 2013. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Wednesday told a visiting Taiwan delegation that mainlanders and Taiwanese can break a new ground in cross-Strait ties by pooling their efforts.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks in Beijing while meeting a delegation of lawmakers from Taiwan's ethnic minority groups.
Calling ethnic minority groups on the Taiwan island important members of the Chinese national "family," he praised them for their long-term, staunch defense of national esteem in their struggle against foreign aggression, as well as their roles in promoting island's development and mainland-Taiwan ties.
Compatriots from Taiwan's ethnic minority groups have proven with their actions that by pooling efforts, mainlanders and Taiwanese can advance the peaceful development of cross-Strait ties and realize national reunification and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, Yu said.