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Taiwan KMT Chairman Eric Chu met with Xi Jinping

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By Pablo Pla
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Eric Liluan Chu said the government will persist in its efforts to make the Republic of China joined the Trans-Pacific Strategic Agreement Economic Partnership (TPP) and the regional comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The most important focus of the current visit of the President of the KMT, Eric Liluan Chu, Taiwan to mainland China was his first meeting with Xi. The meeting was of great significance to Chu, 53 years old, who is widely regarded as the best option KMT to win the upcoming presidential elections next year.

During the meeting, Xi said they were "willing to give priority to Taiwan at the open. Our efforts to open up to the Taiwan compatriots will be higher," he said.

Chu traveled at the head of a large delegation with over one hundred members. The political leader, who is also mayor of New Taipei, participated in an annual forum of the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), held on 2 and 3 May.

He also met with Taiwanese businessmen who have investments in the Chinese mainland, who expressed the support of the government and its party to their initiatives.

At the same time, he insisted that any advantage offered by mainland China to Taiwan investors, must also give due protection to investments. "This is a necessary requirement both legal and reasonable," said KMT Chairman.

Moreover, Chu said the government will persist in its efforts to make the Republic of China entered the Agreement Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP) and the overarching Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Taiwan's participation in the TPP and RCEP greatly help enhance the global presence of the nation, he said.

On the same day, Chu presented a lecture at Fudan University, based in Shanghai, where he stressed that both Taiwan and mainland China have gone through periods of rapid political rise, and people on both sides have seen their incomes have increased ten times.

He also noted that the previous generation used to focus on achieving economic success, but the entrance is no longer the main concern of the younger generation, because it's what they can pass on to the next generation, said Chu.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), urged the two sides of the Taiwan Straits to build a community of shared destiny and resolve political differences through consultations on an equal.

Xi made the remarks during a meeting with visiting chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), Eric Chu, in Beijing.

The meeting took place at the Great Hall of the People and is the first of Xi and Chu, which attracts much attention and expectations.

Noting that the 1992 Consensus is the basis for exchanges with the authorities and political parties in Taiwan, Xi said that the mainland wants to take the initiative to share development opportunities with Taiwan compatriots.