BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon.
Also present at the meeting in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse was a delegation from Taiwan, consisted of representatives from different walks of life.
Lien, also chairman of a foundation on cross-Strait peaceful development, is on a visit to Beijing from Monday to Thursday.
KMT honorary chairman arrives in Beijing
BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Lien Chan, honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang party, arrived in Beijing on Monday evening for a four-day visit to the Chinese mainland.
Lien, also chairman of a foundation on cross-Strait peaceful development, leads a delegation from the island to visit sites related to Beijing's urban construction and countryside. Full story
Backgrounder: KMT Honorary Chairman's mainland visits
BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- This is the sixth time that Lien Chan has visited the Chinese mainland. He made his first breakthrough visit to the mainland in April, 2005. His meeting with then CPC leader Hu Jintao was the highest level exchange across the straits in 6 decades. They reached a 5-point consensus, reaffirming that both the mainland and Taiwan belong to the same "China", and that the two sides would work together to oppose "Taiwan independence." Full story
KMT honorary chairman "visits mainland friends"
TAIPEI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan departed Taiwan on Monday afternoon for a four day visit to the mainland. Full story