WUHAN, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Song Tao, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Thursday met with Ma Ying-jeou, former chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang party, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.
Song conveyed the greetings from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, to Ma, and gave full recognition to the significant contribution made by Ma to the development of cross-Strait relations.
Song said the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are of one family. He stressed adhering to the 1992 Consensus, boosting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, and resolutely opposing "Taiwan independence" separatist activities and foreign interference.
Song also called for joint efforts to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and to realize national rejuvenation.
Noting that he appreciated Xi's greetings, Ma said compatriots on both sides belong to the same Chinese nation, and should work together to promote everlasting peace and prosperity across the Strait, improve the well-being of Chinese people on both sides and revitalize China based on the political foundation of upholding the 1992 Consensus. ■
Song Tao (R), head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, and Ma Ying-jeou (L) take a high-speed train from Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, to Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, March 31, 2023. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)