Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People\’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), awards an attendee during a commendation ceremony awarding individuals and collectives for their outstanding work in Taiwan affairs in Beijing, capital of China, June 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
The Chinese mainland\’s Taiwan affairs authorities honored groups and individuals for their outstanding performance in handling affairs concerning Taiwan at a commendation ceremony held in Beijing on Monday.
The ceremony marked the first time for central authorities to confer awards to those who have achieved in this field.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People\’s Political Consultative Conference, the country\’s top political advisory body, was present to confer awards at the ceremony.
Addressing the commendation ceremony, State Councilor Dai Bingguo asked groups and individuals handling Taiwan affairs to stick to the central government policies and push forward the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait.
Dai also urged relevant groups and individuals to consolidate and strengthen the political, economic, cultural and public opinion basis for the development of cross-Strait relations, continue to oppose "Taiwan independence" secessionist activities in any form and continue to implement policies that are conducive to creating benefits for Taiwan compatriots and work to create necessary environment and favorable conditions for the promotion of the reunification of the motherland.
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