Jia urges Macao's efforts in cross-Straits reunification

Updated: 2012-08-23 22:23


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BEIJING - Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin on Thursday called for more unique efforts from Macao in facilitating the peaceful reunification across the Taiwan Straits.

After 13 years of successfully implementing the "one country, two systems" policy, Macao has unique advantages in promoting reunification, said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Jia, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while meeting with a delegation from Macao's council for the promotion of China's peaceful reunification on Thursday.

Macao's practice serves as an exemplary model for the "one country, two systems" policy, which was proposed by late leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s and then proved its strong vitality in guiding the peaceful reunification efforts, said Jia, who is also chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification.

Moreover, Jia called on the Macao council to deepen exchanges and cooperation with Taiwan to gain the trust of the Taiwan people.

On December 20, 1999, China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macao and set up the Macao Special Administrative Region under the policy of "one country, two systems."