Taiwan and China should put their political disagreements to one side to facilitate bilateral exchanges, former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄) said yesterday during a meeting with a visiting Chinese official.
Wu said there are many political questions that cannot be solved right now, but by showing patience, setting aside differences, and focusing on economic cooperation and cultural exchanges, more areas of common ground, such as lifestyle and values, would emerge.
“The more areas in which we agree, the greater the chances of resolving our differences,” Wu said in a meeting with a visiting delegation headed by Yunnan Province Chinese Communist Party Secretary Qin Guangrong (秦光榮).
During the meeting, Qin encouraged Taiwanese businesses to invest in Yunnan and use the province to make inroads into Southeast Asia and South Asia, creating new business opportunities.
He also said that Yunnan welcomed Taiwanese farmers, township wardens, teachers and students, as well as media, religious and business representatives to visit the province, and increase the exposure of Taiwanese products and culture.
Qin and his delegation of more than 200 arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday for a week-long visit.
During the trip, the group plans to participate in several activities to promote bilateral exchanges in several fields, including education, culture, technology, tourism and civil aviation.