Hu Jintao(R), General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Party honorary chairman Wu Poh-hsiung in Beijing, capital of China, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao met with Wu Poh-hsiung, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) Party, in Beijing Monday.
Wu was visiting the Chinese mainland to attend the sixth Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum, which closed Sunday in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Hu hailed the success of the forum as the two sides focused on such major issue as enhancing cooperation in emerging industries to sharpen the economic competitiveness across the Taiwan Strait, and reached many agreements.
In the joint proposal reached at the forum, both sides called for deeper cooperation in textiles, electronics, precision machinery, petrochemical industries and further cooperation in the emerging industries of information, biotechnology, new energy, energy saving and environmental protection and electric vehicle.
The forum was held almost two weeks after the signing of the historic Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the two sides on June 30.
Hu said the agreement was an important achievement in the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait and a sign that economic and trade ties have entered a new stage.
Hu said the ECFA was in line with interests of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation.【1】 【2】 【3】 http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-07/13/nw.D110000renmrb_20100713_1-01.htm?div=-1