A press conference for leaders of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce was held in the Golden Hall of the Great Hall of the People at 3pm on March 6th. Wan Exiang, Ding Zhongli, Hao Mingjin, Cai Dafeng, Chen Zhu, Wan Gang, Wu Weihua, Su Hui and Gao Yunlong, Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce were invited to answer questions.
The following is a live record:
Unswervingly inherit and carry forward the glorious tradition of Taiwan Province compatriots’ patriotism and love for their hometown, and make unremitting efforts for the peaceful reunification of the motherland and the realization of the Chinese dream of great rejuvenation. Every member of the Taiwan Alliance is full of homesickness in his heart, and every member of the Taiwan Alliance is also filled with feelings of home and country melted in his blood. This is the consistent initial intention and mission of the Taiwan Alliance since its establishment 71 years ago.
Last December, the 10th National Congress of the Taiwan Democratic Self-government League elected me as the chairman of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Alliance. I felt both glorious and honored, and I felt the great responsibility on my shoulders. I will take the baton of history, lead all the allies to actively participate in the great practice of Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and jointly write a brilliant chapter in the cause of multi-party cooperation.
Looking back at history, since its establishment in 1947, the Taiwan Alliance has always adhered to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and firmly followed the road of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. From the publication of the Letter to Taiwan Province Compatriots in Hong Kong’s Huashang Daily in May 1948, publicly responding to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China’s "May 1 slogan", to actively participating in the preparation of the new CPPCC, participating in the formulation of the Common Program of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference, and then participating in the election of the Central People’s Government, we witnessed the birth of the new China. It can be said that Taiwan Province people’s long love for the country and their ambition to serve the country are engraved in the glorious history of new China with practical actions.
Since the beginning of the new era, Taiwan Alliance has highlighted the characteristics of "Taiwan", earnestly performed the functions of participating parties, and made our due contribution to the construction of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. In this new era, we should still firmly grasp the overall situation of national work and the development of cross-strait relations, select the topics of the times from a broad perspective, refine our insights in in-depth research, promote the spiritual harmony of compatriots in promoting cross-strait non-governmental exchanges, and make unremitting efforts to promote the peaceful development of the two sides of the strait and realize the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
Thanks to the friends in the press for their concern for the Taiwan Alliance, and also thanks to the media friends from the island for their concern for the Taiwan Alliance. I hope that through you, I will extend my most sincere greetings and heartfelt wishes to my hometown folks. Thank you.