Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said people living in the mainland and Taiwan share one Chinese dream and that a strong and prosperous China will bring wellbeing to both sides.
Xi said realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is shared by all Chinese, and Taiwan compatriots cannot be left out of the process.
Realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and reunification is the historical trend, he stressed.
He made the remarks at a meeting in Beijing marking the 40th anniversary of the mainland's "Message to Compatriots in Taiwan". Issued by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on January 1, 1979, the "Message" first proposed ending the military confrontation across the Strait through dialogue and welcomed exchanges between the two sides.
Xi noted the mainland and Taiwan have not achieved reunification, which is a historical issue. It is in Taiwan's interests to realize reunification with the mainland, he added.
He stressed that promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and advancing towards peaceful reunification is the right path.