NANNING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A seminar on relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan opened on Thursday in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, discussing paths and choice of the development of cross-Strait ties.
Addressing the seminar, Liu Jieyi, head of both the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, called on Taiwan compatriots to follow the historical trend and stand firmly on the right side of history.
With a deep connection with Taiwan, Guangxi will contribute to the enhancement of cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation, as well as the process of the peaceful reunification of China, said Lan Tianli, deputy secretary of the regional Party committee and chairman of Guangxi.
Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party, said the future of Taiwan is closely connected with the fate of the Chinese nation, and "Taiwan independence" will only bring scourging and misfortune.
More than 110 experts and scholars from both sides of the Taiwan Strait attended the seminar at the scene or via the internet. Enditem