新闻：习近平将海峡两岸关系带入新台阶 3 ::57 新闻：习近平将海峡两岸关系带入新台阶Remarks on mainlandTaiwan relations by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, could be raising crossStrait ties to a new high.In a meeting with visiting Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Beijing on Tuesday, Xi proposed crossStrait consultations on political differences on an equal basis under the OneChina Principle.In the first speech that Xi has addressed to the people of Taiwan as chief of the CPC, he made it clear that the mainland respects the social system and lifestyle that Taiwan compatriots have chosen. He understands that Taiwan compatriots have their own mentality and is willing to share the mainland's development opporties with those across the water.Xi worked more than years in Fujian Province, the mainland region with closest geographic and cultural ties to Taiwan. Xi's insights are based on research and personal observation of crossStrait issues, and could be the foundation the evolution of the relationship.When he said that peaceful progress is a "correct choice," Xi expressed mainland determination to strengthen crossStrait relations. While calling adhering to the 199 Consensus, opposing "Taiwan independence" and fostering the common understanding of One China, Xi stressed a common political basis progress, or the "anchor of crossStrait relations."The mainland's good will and sincerity towards Taiwan's residents was evident in Xi's speech; his desire to grapple with the thorny issues was clear.History and practicality rule out solving all the problems in crossStrait relations immediately, Xi said. However, both sides of the Strait are of one family and one blood, sharing culture and aspirations.A few days prior to Xi's speech, Zhang Zhijun and Wang Yuchi, chiefs of crossStrait affairs from the mainland and Taiwan, held a historic meeting in Nanjing, the first mal contact between the two sides' crossStrait affairs authorities and chief officials since 199.During the meeting, the two officials agreed to set up regular communication between their departments, a result of growing trust based on the 199 Consensus. Over the past five years, the two sides have improved their relations to an unprecedented degree.CrossStrait trade last year was close to 0 billion U.S. dollars, a jump of almost percent, and the number of people travelling across the Strait hit a record high of more than 8 million.While the meeting between Zhang and Wang will broaden the spectrum of exchanges, Xi's remarks underlined the common ground and trust between the two sides. They will take relations to a more solid and more intimate engagement. Xi said the Chinese dream is closely linked to the future of Taiwan, and should be shared by both sides. "No power can separate us," Xi said.Chang Wuueh, professor with the graduate institute of China studies at Taiwan's Tamkang University, believes the speech reveals Xi's "esight and reflection" on crossStrait concerns."With mutual understanding being promoted and joint efts a common goal, compatriots on both sides will make things possible," Chang said.morning of New Year. The traditional Thai New Year is based on the lunarCongress faces two financial deadlines in the coming weeks. Funding the government is set to run out at the end of September, and the government will reach the limits of its borrowing authority a few weeks later.
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