The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao (R) meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)
Hu said the mainland will strive to first tackle the relatively easy problems and proceed with economic cooperation before taking on those thornier issues and go ahead with political exchanges with an aim to promote the cross-strait relations step by step.
The reason for the historic turn and a series of pivotal progress in the tie across the strait lies in that both sides reached agreement, built mutual trust and developed a positive interaction in opposing "Taiwan independence" and upholding the "1992 Consensus," said Hu.
Both sides should make efforts to put aside differences and seek common grounds to consolidate and enhance mutual trust, he added.
Agreeing with Hu on the cross-strait relations, Lien said ties between the two sides grew increasingly close nowadays, and progress has been seen in economic, trade, cultural and tourist areas.
The ECFA endorsed in June has, in particular, not only injected fresh vitality into Taiwan's economy, but also taken the cross-strait relations into a new stage of broad exchanges, expanded cooperation and rapid growth, he said.
Lien expressed the hope that the leadership across the strait would continue to enhance mutual trust, deepen cooperation by putting aside differences and seeking common ground in a bid to push for peaceful development of their relations and achieve a win-win result. 【1】 【2】