An economic forum between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is expected to be held in China in the near future, former KMT chairman Lien Chan (
Lien reached a consensus with Chinese President Hu Jintao (
Meeting face-to-face with Chinese officials will be an exceptional opportunity to improve interactions between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, Lien said. He said it would be particularly beneficial to the 1 million-or so Taiwanese businesspeople working in China.
Meanwhile, Tsai Hsun-hsiung (
Chang Jung-kung (
Chang said the party hoped the forum would help the people of Taiwan at a time when cross-strait relations are stuck in a quagmire and Taiwan's economy is increasingly marginalized.