BEIJING, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Compatriots across the Taiwan Strait should inherit fine traditional Chinese culture together, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when delivering a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of issuing Message to Compatriots in Taiwan.
There are no problems that cannot be solved between family members, Xi said. "We sincerely hope all the compatriots in Taiwan treasure peace as much as they treasure their own eyes, and pursue national reunification as much as they pursue happiness."
Xi urged young people across the Strait to shoulder important tasks with courage, be united and friendly with each other, and strive for a better future hand in hand.
"We cordially welcome young people from Taiwan to cherish, pursue and fulfill their dreams on the mainland of our motherland," he said.