Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄) will fly to Beijing on Wednesday for a three-day trip that will include a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), the KMT said yesterday.
Wu is expected to meet with Xi on Thursday to discuss cross-strait development under the communication platform between the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the first such meeting since Xi became president, the KMT said.
Wu will serve as envoy of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who also serves as KMT chairman, the KMT said, and Ma will meet with the delegation today in the Presidential Office. Wu and Xi are expected to discuss KMT-CCP exchanges and cross-strait development.
“The Wu-Xi meeting will include constructive conversations on cross-strait developments, and it represents the values of the KMT-CCP platform and the two parties’ joint efforts to promote peace across the Taiwan Strait,” the KMT said in a written statement.
Delegation members include former National Security Council secretary-general Su Chi (蘇起), former KMT vice chairman Chan Chun-po (詹春柏) and KMT Deputy Chairperson Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
Su, who admitted in 2000 that he had made up the term of “1992 consensus” when when he served as chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council years before, said he joined the three-day trip to participate in cross-strait exchanges.
“I haven’t been to mainland China for five years, and it’s a great opportunity to see what’s happening in the mainland under new leadership,” he said. “I have not been given any missions.”