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Senior official urges "most broad-based" cross-Straits exchanges

2009-05-17 02:13:52 GMT2009-05-17 10:13:52 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the Straits Forum in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

The week-long Straits Forum is held at the Exhibition and Convention Center of Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast China's Fujian Province, May 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

The week-long Straits Forum is held at the Exhibition and Convention Center of Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast China's Fujian Province, May 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

XIAMEN, May 17 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Sunday called for the "most broad-based" exchanges and cooperation between the mainland and Taiwan for the peaceful development of cross-Straits ties.

"We should promote the cross-Straits exchanges and cooperation to the most broad-based spheres and to the grassroots level, and encourage the involvement of the public to the most extensive extent," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Jia made the remarks while addressing the Straits Forum which opened in southeastern coastal city of Xiamen Saturday.

"To promote the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations under the new circumstances, the most important work should be on promoting the mass exchanges between the compatriots and cooperation among different circles from both sides," he said.

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