SHANGHAI, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The first cross-Strait peace forum, an important platform for non-official political dialogue between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan slated for Friday and Saturday, has attracted more than 120 journalists from home and abroad.
Seventy-two journalists from 35 mainland media institutions, 30 from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as 24 from eight foreign media outlets have registered to cover the event, according to the National Society of Taiwan Studies, one of the forum's mainland organizers.
While current cross-Strait forums mainly focus on economic and social issues, the upcoming forum's agenda includes complicated and sensitive cross-Strait issues involving political relations, external affairs, military security and peace framework.
The participants will touch upon issues such as cross-Strait political status, the one-China framework, reasonable arrangements for cross-Strait political relations, and interaction rules for non-government institutions in external affairs, according to the organizer.
They will also discuss the meaning and content of a peace agreement and ways to carry it out, a military security confidence-building mechanism, and cooperation in maritime security and non-traditional security fields.
Organized by major think tanks from the two sides, the two-day event will be attended by about 120 experts and scholars, with about 60 from each side.