China News Service, December 30. The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference on the 30th. Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian first summarized the progress of cross-strait relations in 2020 and looked forward to the development of cross-strait relations in 2021.

  Zhu Fenglian mentioned that 2020 is an extraordinary year for Taiwan.

The new crown pneumonia epidemic has spread globally, the international situation has undergone profound changes, the situation in the Taiwan Strait is complex and severe, and cross-strait relations are facing severe challenges.

"We have thoroughly implemented General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on Taiwan work and the Party Central Committee’s decision-making and deployment. Under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, we have responded to changes, overcome difficulties, and promoted positive work in Taiwan. Results."

  "We have taken a series of effective measures against the'Taiwan independence' separatist activities on the island and certain external forces to play the'Taiwan card', daring to fight and being good at fighting, slamming the arrogance of the'Taiwan independence' forces, curbing the interference of external forces, and vigorously safeguarding them. The situation across the Taiwan Strait is generally stable and has served the overall cause of the party and the country. Zhu Fenglian said.

  Zhu Fenglian emphasized that we adhere to the people's supremacy and life supremacy, and work together with Taiwan compatriots to help each other and jointly fight the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

We attach great importance to and safeguard the life safety and vital interests of Taiwan compatriots, and take a series of measures to help Taiwanese compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises to prevent and control the epidemic, and assist Taiwanese enterprises and Taiwanese enterprises to resume work and production.

The vast number of Taiwanese compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises used various ways to give love and convey warmth, and many touching stories have emerged, demonstrating the blood of the compatriots on both sides of the strait.

  Zhu Fenglian emphasized that we persist in deepening cross-strait integration and development, and help compatriots on both sides of the strait to solve problems and benefit.

On the basis of continuing to promote the implementation of the “31 Measures” and “26 Measures”, the “11 Measures” to help Taiwanese enterprises resume work and production have been introduced. "Domestic sales" series of activities.

We have promulgated measures for the appointment and management of Taiwanese teachers to create good conditions for Taiwanese teachers to teach in the mainland.

We have actively promoted cross-strait links, the integration of Fujian and Taiwan, and the "small four links" between the coastal areas of Fujian and Kinmen and Matsu.

Actively carry out the protection of the rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots.

These policies and measures are concrete manifestations of the implementation of the people-centered development ideology, and a vivid portrayal of a family member helping a family.

  Zhu Fenglian pointed out that we and our Taiwan compatriots have joined hands to overcome difficulties and maintain the momentum of cross-strait exchanges and cooperation.

Despite the impact of the epidemic and artificial obstruction and restrictions on the island, cross-strait economic and trade exchanges have continued to grow, and the production and operation of Taiwanese enterprises in the mainland have been generally stable, and the performance of some enterprises has increased significantly.

Taiwanese businessmen and enterprises continue to value development opportunities in the mainland and have full confidence in the prospects of the mainland market and development in the mainland.

From January to November 2020, cross-strait trade volume reached US$235.69 billion, a year-on-year increase of 13.8%.

We have innovated ways to organize more than 500 exchange activities such as the 12th Cross-Strait Forum, the 2020 Cross-Strait Entrepreneur Summit Annual Meeting, Cross-Strait Zhongshan Forum, and the Third Cross-Strait Youth Development Forum, and Taiwan compatriots actively responded.

The general trend of cross-strait exchanges and cooperation is unstoppable.

  Zhu Fenglian continued that 2021 will be the beginning of the new journey of building a modern socialist country and the beginning of the "14th Five-Year Plan".

We will continue to thoroughly implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on work with Taiwan and the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, adhere to the one-China principle and the "92 Consensus", resolutely oppose the split of "Taiwan independence", and actively promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. Integrate development, strive to create more space and opportunities for Taiwan compatriots and enterprises to participate in the national rejuvenation process, and unite compatriots on both sides of the strait to work together to advance the process of reunification of the motherland.