Mainland to continue Taiwan policies for peaceful ties: top official

Updated: 2013-06-16 12:31


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XIAMEN - Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Sunday promised that the Chinese mainland will continue "correct policies" to consolidate peaceful mainland-Taiwan ties.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks in a keynote speech at the fifth Straits Forum, which opens in the coastal city of Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian province on Sunday.

Yu said the cross-Strait relations have improved significantly over the past five years, and the fruitful exchanges and cooperations have opened a new era of peaceful development, bringing substantial benefits to the people on both sides.

A group of new policies were announced at the forum with aims to facilitate further exchanges between the mainland and Taiwan.