Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 1st. Zhang Zhijun, the chairman of the Cross- Strait Relations Association, published a new year message entitled "Wind and Peng is up, composes the Chinese chapter" in the first issue of Cross-Strait Relations in 2020, and addressed the Taiwan compatriots on behalf of the Association. Season's greetings and New Year's greetings.
Zhang Zhijun pointed out that in the past year, the working front against Taiwan has seriously implemented the spirit of General Secretary Jinping ’s important speech at the 40th anniversary of the "Comment to Taiwan Compatriots" and the central government ’s policy toward Taiwan, firmly defending the one-China principle, and resolutely opposed to "Taiwan independence." "Split activities to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits; actively promote cross-strait democratic consultations, listen to opinions from all walks of life in Taiwan, reach consensus on achieving peaceful reunification and work together for national rejuvenation; take the lead in sharing mainland development opportunities with Taiwan compatriots, and continue to introduce a series of benefits to Taiwan Civil policies and measures have been made to deepen cross-strait integration and development; expand cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, close the feelings of compatriots on both sides of the strait, and promote spiritual harmony between compatriots on both sides of the strait.
Zhang Zhijun said that in the past year, the Maritime Association carefully studied and implemented the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech, proactively propagated Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and the mainland's guidelines and policies to gather public opinion for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. We have unwaveringly adhered to the one-China principle and the "1992 Consensus", countered various "Taiwan independence" words and deeds, and resolutely maintained the political foundation for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. We practiced the "cross-strait family relations" philosophy and actively safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait. Properly handle all kinds of Taiwan-related emergencies and emergency relief matters, and do a good job of solving problems and providing assistance to compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits. We strengthen our contacts with relevant groups and people on the island and organize various forms of exchange activities for Taiwan. Compatriots have made a modest contribution to understanding the mainland and promoting identification.
He pointed out that in the new year, for cross-strait relations, risks and challenges still exist. Dangerous beaches and reefs are inevitable, but the historical tide of rivers rolling eastward and national will forever going forward is irreversible. We will unite more and more Taiwan compatriots to work together, work hard, share the national justice, and make new contributions to promoting the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the peaceful reunification of the motherland.