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Top political advisor attends key cross-Straits event in Xiamen

Updated: 2016-06-12 11:49

XIAMEN - Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng stressed adherence to the political foundation of the 1992 Consensus to ensure the peaceful development of cross-Straits ties, and the maintenance of peace and stability, at the opening ceremony of the eighth Straits Forum in Xiamen Sunday.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said that as long as the political foundation is upheld, cross-Straits relations will enjoy a prosperous future, adding that secessionist activities seeking "Taiwan independence" must be firmly opposed and contained.

Yu said that he met with representatives from the mainland and Taiwan prior to the conference, and they commended the achievements made during the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations, but expressed concern for the future of the ties.

Representatives strongly supported the maintenance and peaceful development of cross-Straits relations, peace and stability, Yu said, adding that it was the common wish of compatriots of the two sides.

During his speech, Yu also said the mainland highly valued proposals from Taiwan compatriots suggesting easier travel to and around the mainland, and it will put forward measures as soon as possible.

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