New Party chairman arrives in Guangzhou
Yok Mu-ming, chairman of the New Party in Taiwan,
arrived in Guangzhou at around 14:40 Wednesday tobegin an eight-day mainland
He left Taipei at 10:00 a.m. and made a stopover in Hong Kong en route to the mainland.
Yok and his 30-member delegation are expected to arrive in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, at around 14:00 via Hong Kong.
The New Party delegation will be visiting the mainland on a "journey of the Chinese nation", as it calls, to mark the 60th anniversary of China's victory over the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
He said the airport was quiet and in good order, a sign that exchanges across the Taiwan Straits are "normal".
Yok said it is the opportune time for the New Party delegation to tour the mainland to commemorate the Lugou Bridge (also known as the Macro Polo Bridge) Incident in north China on July 7, 1937,which marked the launching of China's war of resistence against the Japanese aggressors.
"It's also a historic moment to remind Chinese descendents bothat home and overseas to draw a lesson from history and shoulder the historic mission of maintaining national unity and seeking peaceful reunification of the motherland," he told Xinhua.
The mainland tour, from July 6 to 13, will also take Yok and his delegation
to Nanjing, Dalian and Beijing.