An economic and trade delegation from the General Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan wrapped up a visit to the Chinese mainland and left Beijing for the Taiwan region on Saturday, said the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
The delegation arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, visited relevant departments, including the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the General Administration of Customs, the Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, and the Beijing municipal government, and had in-depth communication with them.
The departments responded to proposals from the delegation members, and the trip was fruitful, Hsu Shu Po, head of the General Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan, said before his departure.
Hsu expressed the hope that more positive interactions would promote the early restoration of regular exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.
They discussed issues concerning the resumption of the entry of certain agricultural and aquatic products from Taiwan, registration of Taiwan food enterprises on the mainland, and measures to facilitate financing for Taiwan-funded enterprises on the mainland.
During a meeting with the delegation on Tuesday in Beijing, Song Tao, head of both the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said Taiwan compatriots are welcome to visit the mainland for exchanges and cooperation.
Song said the mainland would continue to improve institutions and policies to enhance the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.
He called on the business community on the island to adhere to the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus and resolutely oppose external interference and separatist activities seeking "Taiwan independence."
He expressed the hope that the business community will inspire more Taiwan compatriots to participate in the country's modernization drive and make new contributions to advancing the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
Hsu said the General Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan would continue to endorse the 1992 Consensus and encourage its members to actively engage in cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation in various fields to contribute to the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.
(With input from Xinhua)