Decade Efforts to Protect Cross-Strait Peace and Stability, Promote China’s Reunification | Latest Updates

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Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee, together with Com. Xi Jinping, has implemented the National Rejuvenation Strategy in the wider context of once-in-a-century changes in the world. Chen Yuanfeng, deputy head of the Taiwan Work Office of the CPC Central Committee, said in a press conference that at home and abroad, new principles and practices in Taiwan-related work, and maintained the initiative and ability to drive cross-strait relations. in Beijing.

political exchange, dialogue

Chen noted that there have been historic breakthroughs in cross-strait political exchanges during the decade.

He said, “The decade saw the first meeting and direct interaction between the leaders of the two sides since 1949, taking the cross-strait exchange and dialogue to new heights. It marked a new milestone in the development of cross-strait relations.” It was stone.”

The departments in charge of cross-strait affairs on both sides have established regular contact and communication mechanisms on a common political basis, and the heads of the two departments have exchanged visits and set up hotlines.

At the same press conference, another senior official in the office, Qiu Caming, said that the meeting between the leaders of the two sides fully demonstrated how strongly the CPC Central Committee upheld the principles in its work relating to Taiwan and how flexible its strategy was. .

“The decade has opened up new horizons for cross-strait dialogue and consultation,” Chen said.

Upholding the One-China Doctrine and the 1992 Consensus, the mainland has pursued exchanges between political parties in the Straits and with relevant political parties, organizations and individuals on cross-strait relations and the future of the Chinese nation. Conducted dialogue and consultation. Taiwan, he said.

These efforts have resulted in consensus on a range of issues and joint initiatives, with all sectors of Taiwanese society seeking a two-system solution to the Taiwan question, Chen said.

cooperation in various fields

Office spokesman Zhu Fenglian said at the same press conference, “We have expanded exchanges and cooperation in various areas of the Strait, enhanced people-to-people ties on both sides, and accelerated the development of cross-strait relations.” “

In 2011, there were 7.1 million cross-strait visits, of which 5.26 million journeys were from Taiwan to the mainland. In 2019, the total number of cross-strait trips reached 9 million, including more than 6 million trips from Taiwan to the mainland.

Institutional arrangements, policies and measures have been refined to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, and to advance the well-being of the people of Taiwan. These include electronic travel passes for Taiwan residents entering or leaving the mainland, water delivery from the coastal province of Fujian to Kinmen Island, and residence permits for Taiwan residents.

Taiwanese compatriots were gradually granted equal access to public services to facilitate their studies, starting businesses, working and living on the mainland, while Taiwanese people were given opportunities for development on the mainland. Continuing efforts were made to benefit.

The cross-strait trade volume increased from US$160.03 billion in 2011 to $328.34 billion in 2021. The total number of investment projects of Taiwanese enterprises on the mainland increased from 85,722 in 2011 to 124,142 in 2021, up 44.7 percent over the decade.

Mainland Taiwan is Taiwan’s largest export market, the largest source of trade surplus for the island, and Taiwan’s largest destination for investment outside the island.

Tangible gains after reintegration

“Peaceful reunification and ‘one country, two systems’ are the basic principles for resolving Taiwan’s question and the best way to achieve national reunification,” office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang said at the press conference.

Noting that “one country, two systems” is the most inclusive plan proposed to address the differences in social systems and ideologies between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, Ma said it is an approach based on democratic principles, Demonstrates good will, wants a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question, and provides mutual benefit.

“After the reunification of both sides of the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s compatriots will take greater space for development, have stronger self-confidence, a greater sense of security and respect in the international community,” Ma said. Great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Over the past decade, the general tendency to oppose “Taiwan independence” and promote reunification has steadily strengthened, Chen said.

“We are firmly defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity and opposing ‘Taiwan independence’ and external interference, firmly upholding peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits and the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation,” Chen said. Told.

The law seeks to crack down on hardliners of “Taiwan independence”, effectively deterring separatist forces seeking “Taiwan independence”, Chen said, adding that issues related to Taiwan’s external exchanges should be addressed in a good manner. manner, and the commitment of the international community to the One-China principle has been consolidated.

“In the new era, we are stronger in resisting ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist actions and external interference, and more determined in realizing China’s national reunification. We will seek national reunification regardless of obstruction or subversion by any force. The trend cannot be changed,” Chen said.

“We will continue to follow the overall policy of the CPC to resolve the Taiwan question in the new era, and implement the decisions and plans of the CPC Central Committee on Taiwan-related actions. We will continue to divide our country and any foreign interference. , make concerted efforts to promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, integrate the development of both sides and promote progress towards national reunification,” Chen said. Told.

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