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Xi says both sides across Strait share their destiny

Updated: 05 25 , 2017 14:21
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BEIJING, May 24 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called both sides across the Taiwan Strait a community of shared destiny that cannot be prised apart.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter, made public Wednesday, to the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland (ATIEM) on its 10th anniversary.

The Chinese mainland has gradually become a popular destination for Taiwan compatriots to invest, start businesses and make their home since the 1980s when the door between the two sides was reopened, Xi said.

"The economies of each side are both parts of the economy of the Chinese nation," he said.

It is the common aspirations of compatriots on both sides to improve their well-being and kinship and take the national destiny into their own hands, he added.

"We are willing to share the mainland's development opportunities with Taiwan compatriots first, and welcome Taiwan compatriots to invest here," Xi said.

The mainland will continue to make it easier for Taiwan compatriots to study, work, start businesses and dwell on the mainland, said Xi, promising concrete measures to protect their rights and interests.

Xi expressed his hope that the ATIEM would continue to adhere to the one-China principle, unite Taiwan compatriots and contribute to peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and the great revival of the Chinese nation.

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