KMT chairman arrives on mainland for cross-Strait forum

时间:2009-07-10 14:23   来源:SRC-174

CHANGSHA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Kuomintang Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung arrived on the Chinese mainland Friday to attend the Fifth Cross-Straits Economic, Trade and Culture Forum set for July 11 and 12 in Changsha, capital of the central Hunan Province.

Leaving Taipei, Wu said he welcomed people from all walks of life outside the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the forum to exchange opinions.

He said the forum had focused on economics and trade in the past, but this time it would focus on cultural issues, with topics including inheritance and innovation of Chinese culture, complementary collaboration of cultural industries between the mainland and Taiwan and cross-Straits educational exchanges.

About 270 people from Taiwan will attend the forum. Chairman Wu will be joined by Yok Mu-ming, chairman of Taiwan's New Party, Chin Chin-sheng, Secretary-General of the People First Party, and Lin Pin-kuan, chairman of the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union.

A symposium on economic and trade cooperation across the Taiwan Strait will also be held during the two-day forum.