BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A cross-Strait forum on new economy, jointly organized by Xinhuanet.com, the website of Xinhua News Agency, and Taiwan-based Commercial Times, was held in Beijing Thursday.
The forum was supported by Xinhua News Agency and Taiwan-based Want Want China Times Group.
More than 100 people, including entrepreneurs and scholars of finance and economics from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, attended the forum and discussed issues about new opportunities for cross-Strait economic and trade cooperation in the new era.
While addressing the event, Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao said the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are of an inseparable community with a shared future. He stressed that the economic and trade cooperation between both sides is in line with the hope and interests of cross-Strait compatriots.
He said Xinhua News Agency is willing to keep performing new functions to promote peaceful development of the cross-Strait relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two sides.
Ning Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission and head of the National Bureau of Statistics, Long Mingbiao, vice head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, and Tsai Eng-Meng, chairman of Want Want China Times Group, also made speeches at the forum.