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Shao Qiwei met with Taiwan guests participating
2009-11-21 15:12:29

On November 19th, Shao Qiwei (Chairman of China National Tourism Administration and President of Cross-Strait Touri...

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On November 19th, Shao Qiwei (Chairman of China National Tourism Administration and President of Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange Association) met Lai Sezhen (President of Taiwan Strait Tourism and Travel Association), Zhou Qingxiong (President of Taiwan Tourism Association) and other Taiwan guests participating in China International Tourism Trade Fair 2009 in Kunming. The two sides exchanged views in terms of further strengthening exchanges and cooperation in cross-strait tourism sectors. Du Jiang (Vice Chairman of China National Tourism Administration and Executive President of Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange Association), Li Weiyi (Director-general of Bureau of Exchanges, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and Executive Director of Cross-Strait Tourism Exchange Association) and other leaders attended the meeting. 

 

Shao Qiwei said that cross-strait tourism community has established the working mechanism characterized by the mutual coordination and close cooperation in recent years, which has actively provided ensurance for mainland residents traveling to Taiwan and two-way tourism exchanges. He hoped that cross-strait tourism community can carry out the in-deep exchanges and cooperation in the new fields in the coming new year.

 

Shao Qiwei pointed out that since the opening of mainland residents traveling to Taiwan one year ago, with strong support from cross-strait concerned, cross-strait tourism community has firmly grasped the theme of peaceful development of cross-strait relationship, which has made joint efforts and sincere cooperation. As a result, the overall objective of healthy, orderly and coordinated development has been achieved, which has been generally recognized by cross-strait compatriots. The goal of 600,000 mainland residents traveling to Taiwan is expected to be realized.

 

Lai Sezhen spoke highly of the fruits from the exchanges and cooperation in cross-strait tourism industry in recent years. She said overall progress of mainland residents traveling to Taiwan was satisfactory in the past year. Thanks to the support of cross-strait competent authorities, the issue of establishing the tourism agency during “Two Conferences” (i.e., the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference every year) has also made good progress. This is a great stride of cross-strait tourism industy with a view to exchange and cooperation. She also said tourism industry of  Mainland China generously donated for Taiwan counterparty suffering from "August 8 Windstorm" during the 4th Cross-Strait Travel Fair in Taipei not long ago. So she expressed her heartfelt thanks again for this reason.

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