Chen Deming, president of the Chinese mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a new round of cross-Straits talks.
"Taiwan independence" will not win the support of Taiwan people and is doomed to be opposed by people from across the strait, said a mainland spokesman on Wednesday.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive C Y Leung met visiting Governor of Heilongjiang province Lu Hao at the Government House to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.
President of Peking University Wang Enge, left, awards the title of Honorary Professor at Peking University to Lien Chan, honorary chairman of Kuomintang (KMT), in Beijing, China, Feb 19, 2014.
Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan departed Taiwan on Monday afternoon for a four day visit to the mainland.
The mainland remains positive and open about a possible meeting between leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, a mainland spokeswoman said.
Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan will lead a delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing, the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said.
A Chinese mainland spokeswoman said on Monday that the mainland hopes the two sides of the Taiwan Strait can make good use of the new communication mechanism which was nailed down during a meeting between cross-Straits affairs chiefs last week.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will meet visiting Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Beijing this week, a spokeswoman announced on Monday.
Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Wang Yu-chi, left Shanghai for Taipei at noon on Friday after a four-day visit to the Chinese mainland.
Cross-Straits affairs chiefs from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan enjoyed a chat over tea on Thursday evening at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai, carrying on the legacy of another historic meeting in the same place in 1998.
Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan will lead a delegation from Taiwan to visit the Chinese mainland this month, a mainland spokeswoman announced on Friday.