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Taiwan, China entrepreneurs to discuss business cooperation

Beijing, Oct. 28 (CNA) More than 850 delegates from Taiwan and China's business sectors will gather at the third Cross-Strait Entrepreneurs Summit in Nanjing, China, next week to discuss innovative models for business cooperation, a Chinese official said Wednesday. An Fengshan, spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a press briefing that the topics will include macro economy, energy and petrochemical industries, finance, information and electronics, small- and medium-sized enterprises, culture and creativity, biotechnology, and health and nursing. Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will address the meeting, which will be held Nov. 3-4, An said. Yu is chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. At the briefing, An also addressed questions about Chinese visitors to Taiwan in the period leading up the January 16 presidential election. He said the situation in Taiwan is very sensitive at the moment because of a highly politicized social environment, which may affect Chinese tourists, as has happened in the past. China expects that when its citizens travel to Taiwan, they will experience a healthy and orderly environment and their welfare will be well protected, An said. He reiterated Beijing's position of not interfering or commenting on Taiwan's elections. In terms of cross-strait relations, he said, the CPC and the Kuomintang (KMT) over the years have made progress in promoting exchanges based on the 1992 consensus and the anti-Taiwan independence principle. The CPC and KMT should reinforce mutual trust by holding fast to the mutually recognized political basis of those exchanges, An said. (By Lawrence Chiu and Lillian Lin)

Updated : 2021-09-27 11:25 GMT+08:00