Minister Wu Xi Meets with Overseas Chinese from Both Sides of the Straits
2015/11/12

 

 

On 10 November 2015, Minister Wu Xi delivered remarks at a discussion in the Chinese Embassy with representatives of cross-Straits overseas Chinese on the historic meeting between leaders of the two sides of the Taiwan Straits. More than 30 representatives from major overseas Chinese groups in the D.C. area joined the discussion.

In her remarks, Minister Wu Xi discussed the historic significance of the meeting between leaders of the two sides of Taiwan Straits. She said, the meeting on 7 November was the first of this kind since 1949, turning a new historic page of cross-Straits relations. It is a milestone in the development of cross-Straits relations. Through the meeting, the two sides deepened and consolidated the political foundation of upholding "the 1992 consensus" and opposing "Taiwan independence" and firmed the conviction of adhering to the right path of peaceful development for win-win outcomes. Bearing in mind the Chinese nation and standing at a historic height, leaders of the two sides called for revitalizing the Chinese nation and realizing national rejuvenation. It demonstrated that Chinese people of both sides have the capability and wisdom to solve problem by themselves. The meeting set a precedent of direct dialogue and exchanges between leaders of the two sides of the Taiwan Straits and brought new prospects for cross-Straits relations, thus has far-reaching impact on the future development of cross-Straits relations.

Minister Wu Xi acknowledged the long-term commitment of overseas Chinese to the reunification of the motherland and the development of cross-Straits relations. She said, overseas Chinese in the U.S. have been ambassadors of friendship that help to maintain the growth of China-US relations and supporters and promoters of cross-Straits relations. It is hoped that compatriots in the U.S. take the meeting of leaders of the two sides as an opportunity and continue contributing to the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations and the reunification of the motherland while firmly opposing any secessionist attempt that endanger the stability of the Taiwan Straits.

 

Encouraged by the first meeting between leaders of the two sides in the past 66 years and the bright future of cross-Straits relations, representatives from overseas Chinese groups gave their assessment and suggestions in the heated discussion.

 

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