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Chen´s visit to Taiwan brings vitality to cross-Strait relations


Source: | 11-12-2008 14:14

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The Chinese mainland says the recent visit of the president of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Straits -- Chen Yunlin -- has helped push forward the process of the cross-Straight three direct links. And it has brought new vitality to the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.

The Chinese mainland says the recent visit of the president of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Straits -- Chen Yunlin -- has helped push forward the process of the cross-Straight three direct links.
The Chinese mainland says the recent visit of the president 
of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the 
Straits -- Chen Yunlin -- has helped push forward the 
process of the cross-Straight three direct links.

Spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council, Fan Liqing, says the recent trip of the Chinese mainland delegation to Taiwan has won international praise. And was marked by cooperation and peace.

Four agreements were signed by the mainland's Association for Relations across the Straits and Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation.

The pacts involved direct shipping, air transport, postal services and food safety.

Fan Liqing, spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council, said, "With the implementation of the four deals, it's foreseeable that personnel and logistical exchanges across the Straits will become more convenient. Cross-strait economic cooperation will be deepened, and people-to-people exchanges will be much closer. They will help promote the development of cross-Strait ties. "

The spokeswoman added that cross-Strait exchanges cannot be sabotaged by a handful of people. She also said cross-Strait exchanges will only continue to improve.

Fan Liqing said, "We also hope that the recent irrational actions targeting cross-Strait exchanges won't have a negative impact on cross-Strait non-governmental exchanges and mainland tourists' visits to Taiwan."

Fan Liqing also said relevant departments across the Straits are stepping up efforts to prepare for the trip of the pair of giant pandas from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan. Especially in transportation, refitting equipment, and training keepers. The pair of giant pandas are expected to start their journey to the island next month.


Editor:Zhang Ning