Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, talks with residents in the Xinglong community in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2018. Wang made an inspection tour in Xiamen during his visit to the 10th Straits Forum in Fujian. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
XIAMEN, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Wang Yang, top political advisor and senior Party official, has urged the expediting of the implementation of preferential policies for Taiwan compatriots to further communication and cooperation across the Strait.
Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks during his visit to the 10th Straits Forum in Xiamen in east China's Fujian Province.
Calling for upholding the notion that "both sides belong to one family," he said that Taiwan compatriots who study, work, or live on the mainland will step by step gain equal rights with mainland citizens.
Noting that economic and cultural communication and cooperation should be continuously strengthened, Wang stressed enhancing the relationship and improving the well-being of people across the Taiwan Strait.
Every Taiwanese who studies, works, or lives on the mainland tells a story of the notion "both sides belong to one family" with their unique experiences, said Wang, calling them the contributors and practitioners of the peaceful development across the Strait.
He required Party and government officials at all levels to listen to and respond to the opinions and concerns of Taiwan compatriots, and create a more convenient and better environment for their development on the mainland.
Wang visited several Taiwanese enterprises and communities in Xiamen, as well as the Graduate Institute for Taiwan Studies at Xiamen University, and held a symposium with Taiwan representatives on Wednesday and Thursday.