Lien Chan (M), Taiwan's Nationalist Party Honorary Chairman and his wife Lien Fangyu (L) are welcomed by an official upon their arrival at an airport in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province April 16, 2007.
Lien will attend the 3rd Cross-Strait Economic and Cultural Forum in Beijing April 28-29.
Lien Chan will attend a ceremony on Thursday at Xinzheng, the hometown of Huangdi, or Yellow Emperor, who is believed to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese people.
He will also visit the Shaolin temple and ancient capitals of Luoyang and Kaifeng.
After leaving Henan on Thursday, Lien will tour a number of other provinces before attending the third cross-straits economic, trade and cultural forum scheduled for April 28-29 in Beijing.
This is the fourth visit Lien Chen has made to mainland since his first in April, 2005.
(Xinhua News Agency April 18, 2007)