China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Thursday asked compatriots from home and abroad to stand firmly against "Taiwan independence."
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) made the remarks when he met delegates of the China Overseas Friendship Association.
The delegates were here for a meeting marking the 10th anniversary of the association's establishment.
Jia said the peace and stability across the Strait are now seriously threatened by the Taiwan regime's conspiracy of seeking "de jure Taiwan independence" through so-called "constitutional reform".
The China Overseas Friendship Association should unite compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as those in other parts of the world to stand firmly against "Taiwan independence" to achieve peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, Jia said.
Vice chairwoman of the CPPCC National Committee Liu Yandong and vice chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee Luo Haocai, Zhou Tienong and Tung Chee-hwa were present during the meeting.
(Xinhua News Agency May 25, 2007)