BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) — A senior Chinese mainland official in charge of Taiwan affairs on Tuesday pledged support for Taiwan businesses.
Meeting a business delegation from Taiwan in Beijing, Liu Jieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said the mainland would share development opportunities first with Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan businesses and give them equal treatment.
Liu said the mainland would also deepen the integrated development across the Taiwan Strait, promote connectivity wherever necessary and create a common market for the two sides.
Liu expressed the hope that Taiwan businesses would seize the opportunity, achieve better growth with the mainland's high-quality development and together build closer ties across the Strait. [SOURCE]