Hu calls for three direct cross-Straits links
Updated: 2006-01-15 10:43
President Hu Jintao Saturday called for the three direct links between the
Chinese mainland and Taiwan when meeting Taiwan businessmen in Xiamen, East
China's Fujian Province.
President Hu Jintao
talks with a Taiwan businessman in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province
January 14, 2006. [Xinhua]
The direct links in mail, transport and trade are sure to benefit the
co-operation and exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, conform to the common
intersts of the compatriots on both sides and are the aspirations of Taiwan
business circle, Hu was quoted by the China News Service as saying.
He urged related non-governmental organizations on both sides to start talks
in this regard and realize the links at an early date, he said during the
tour in Taiwan Investment Zone in Haicang, Xiamen. The zone is the largest
national-level Taiwan Investment Zone in the mainland.
The Taiwanese-invested enterprises in the zone are faring well, which once
again showed that Taiwan businessmen's investment in the mainland can help them
get a better return, can help promote cross-straits economic and trade
cooperation and can help promote the joint development of mainland and Taiwan
economy, Hu told Taiwan businesmen.
Hu welcomed more businessmen from the island to invest in the mainland and
vowed to provide them needed help and good service.
The president reiterated his commitment that the mainland will try its utmost
to do and do well anything that is beneficial to the Taiwan comaptriots and to
Hu extended his Spring Festival greetings to the Taiwan businessmen. The
Spring Festival, an equivalent to Christmas, is the traditional Chinese New Year
in lunar calendar and is the most important holiday for the