Chinanews.com, Beijing, January 2. Song Tao, Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the CPC Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, published a New Year message to Taiwan compatriots in the first issue of "Cross-Strait Relations" magazine in 2023, entitled "Work Together to Create Great Achievements", the full text as follows:
On the eve of the New Year in 2023, President Xi Jinping issued a New Year's message, extending New Year blessings to Chinese people at home and abroad. In it, he emphasized, "The two sides of the Taiwan Strait are one family. I sincerely hope that compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait will meet each other and go hand in hand to create the long-term well-being of the Chinese nation."
At the beginning of the new year, on behalf of the Taiwan Work Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, I would like to extend New Year blessings and sincere greetings to all Taiwan compatriots!
The year 2022 that has just passed is an extremely important year in the history of the party and the country.
Under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, the entire Party and the people of all ethnic groups across the country have worked together and marched forward with courage, and the Party and the country have made new historic achievements in various undertakings.
In the golden autumn of October, the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was successfully held. General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Party Central Committee drew up a grand blueprint for comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation through Chinese-style modernization, and made overall arrangements for Taiwan's work at present and in the future , providing us with fundamental guidelines and action guidelines for our work with Taiwan on the new journey of comprehensively building a socialist modern country and advancing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It is of great and far-reaching significance to the development of cross-strait relations and the process of reunification of the motherland.
In 2022, we will firmly grasp the leadership and initiative in cross-strait relations, unite compatriots on both sides of the strait to promote the development of cross-strait relations, and make new progress in our work with Taiwan.
This year, we led the development of cross-Straits relations. By releasing the white paper "Taiwan Issue and the Cause of China's Unification in the New Era", we held a series of activities such as the symposium on the 30th anniversary of the "1992 Consensus" and the theme event of the second "Hand in Hand to Realize Dreams". Explain to Taiwan compatriots and the international community the historical latitude and longitude of the Taiwan issue and the major policies toward Taiwan, explain the historical value and practical significance of the "1992 Consensus", and guide compatriots on both sides of the Strait to carry out dialogue and consultation on cross-strait relations and national reunification, so that the principles and policies toward Taiwan are more comprehensive. deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.
More and more Taiwan compatriots have deeply realized that the reunification of the motherland is the general trend and the cause of justice. Adhering to the one-China principle and the "1992 Consensus" and achieving reunification through peaceful means are in the best interest of the compatriots on both sides of the strait and the entire nation. As long as the compatriots on both sides of the strait discuss it , things at home can be well resolved.
Peace, development, exchanges, and cooperation are the common aspirations of compatriots on both sides of the strait and serve the common interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait.
This year, we practiced the people-centered development idea, always respected, cared for, and benefited Taiwan compatriots, actively promoted cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, deepened cross-strait integration and development, supported Fujian in exploring a new path for cross-strait integration and development, and promoted the construction of cross-strait integration and development Demonstration zone, actively doing practical, good deeds, and solving problems for Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises, continuously optimizing the business environment related to Taiwan, helping Taiwanese businessmen and enterprises to integrate into the new development pattern and participate in high-quality development.
The cross-strait trade volume and Taiwanese investment in the mainland remained generally stable throughout the year. A number of high-quality Taiwanese companies increased capital and expanded production. 10 Taiwanese companies were listed on the mainland, and the total number of listed Taiwanese companies on the mainland increased to 59.
More than 600 key cross-strait exchange projects, including the 14th Straits Forum, the 2022 Cross-Strait Entrepreneur Summit Annual Meeting, and the Cross-Strait Youth Summit, were successfully held. Many Taiwan compatriots actively participated, with more than 100,000 online and offline participants.
Taiwanese students are actively enrolling in mainland universities, and the number of admissions has increased by 22% compared with 2021.
These are the concrete manifestations of a family on both sides of the strait, and a vivid portrayal of a community with a shared future across the strait.
The resolution of the Taiwan issue is the Chinese people's own business, and any attempt to separate Taiwan from China will never succeed.
This year, we resolutely carried out major struggles against separatism and interference, resolutely smashed the provocations of "Taiwan independence" separatist forces seeking "independence", vigorously countered the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's treachery to Taiwan, and effectively deterred external forces from "using Taiwan to control China" act.
The results of the new round of local elections on the island show that seeking peace, stability, and development are the mainstream public opinion in Taiwan society.
2023 is the first year to fully implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
We will adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, fully implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, fully implement the overall strategy of the Party to solve the Taiwan issue in the new era, adhere to the principle of "peaceful reunification, one country, two systems", and adhere to the one-China principle and On the basis of the "1992 Consensus", conduct extensive and in-depth consultations with people of insight from all walks of life in Taiwan on cross-strait relations and national reunification, and jointly promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland.
We will continue to work hard for the benefit of compatriots on both sides of the strait, promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation in various industries and fields, deepen cross-strait integration and development, improve systems and policies that improve the well-being of Taiwan compatriots, and encourage Taiwan compatriots, especially young Taiwanese, to come to the mainland to pursue and build their dreams , dream come true.
Promote the joint promotion of Chinese culture on both sides of the strait, promote the spiritual harmony of compatriots on both sides of the strait, and help Taiwan compatriots participate in the process of national rejuvenation.
We will resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, resolutely carry out major struggles against separatism and interference, and resolutely safeguard the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation and the vital interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait.
In the new era and new journey, all aspects of the mainland of the motherland have shown strong vigor and vitality, which will surely provide great opportunities and room for development for compatriots on both sides of the strait.
"It is time to ride on the momentum, and it is the time not to lose it." The historical trend of national reunification and national rejuvenation is mighty and irresistible, and the historical opportunity for the common development of compatriots on both sides of the strait is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed.
Compatriots on both sides of the strait should uphold the righteousness of the nation, shoulder historical responsibilities, jointly maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and share the prosperity and glory of the motherland.
We firmly believe that as long as the compatriots on both sides of the strait work together with one heart and one heart, we will be able to create a bright future for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and accomplish the great cause of the reunification of the motherland!
I sincerely wish all Taiwan compatriots a happy new year, good luck, happiness and health in the new year!