Wed, May 13, 2009
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Hu invites KMT chairman to visit Beijing

2009-05-13 03:09:59 GMT2009-05-13 11:09:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Yang Yi, spokesman of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office speaks at a press conference in Beijing May 13, 2009. (Xinhuanet Photo)

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, invited Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung to visit Beijing and Wu accepted the invitation, a mainland official said here Wednesday.

During the trip, Wu will also attend activities to remember Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a founder of the Kuomintang, or the Nationalist Party of China, in Nanjing of eastern Jiangsu Province, Yang Yi, spokesman of the State Council (cabinet) Taiwan Affairs Office, told a regular press conference.

A detailed schedule for Wu was still under discussion, Yang said.

Sun was buried in Nanjing, which was also the seat of the Kuomintang regime that ruled China until 1949.

Hu and Wu first met in Beijing on May 28 last year, days after the Kuomintang's Ma Ying-jeou was inaugurated Taiwan leader.

They met again in August 2008 when Wu was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

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