Lien Chan, honorary chairman of Taiwan's opposition party
Kuomintang (KMT) will visit the mainland in late April, mainland
spokesman said in Beijing on Wednesday.
Lien will head the KMT delegation to attend the third
cross-strait economic, trade and cultural forum scheduled for April
28-29 in Beijing, said Yang Yi, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs
Office of the State Council.
He said representatives from the two sides will exchange views
on topics of common concern including direct flights, education and
"We hope this forum will further promote the cross-Straits
economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation and push
cross-Straits relations towards peace and stability," Yang said at
the regular press conference.
Lien Chan will also attend a worship ceremony at the hometown of
the Yellow Emperor, the ancestor of Han Chinese, in central China's
Henan Province at the invitation of the Henan Provincial Committee
of the Communist Party of China, Yang said.
This is the fourth visit by Lien Chen to mainland since his
first visit in April, 2005.
(Xinhua News Agency April 11, 2007)