On Monday, the vice chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), the Nationalist Party of China, arrived in Guangzhou, capital of the southern province of Guangdong.
P.K. Chiang and his 34-member delegation were met by Huang Huahua, the provincial governor, in the morning. Huang briefed them on local social and economic development and vowed to promote economic cooperation and exchanges between Taiwan and Guangdong, where a total of 18,440 Taiwanese enterprises are registered.
Chiang said he hoped his visit would promote economic cooperation across the Taiwan Straits, especially in giving a push to charter freight and farm produce exports to the mainland.
The delegation will visit Huanghuagang today, the tomb of "nationalist martyrs" who died in an abortive 1911 uprising months before other revolutionaries overthrew the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The delegation will also pay respects to the burial site of the KMT founding father Sun Yat-sen in Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, on Wednesday
(Xinhua News Agency March 29, 2005)