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Meeting on China's peaceful reunification opens in Hong Kong

09-21-2010 14:43 BJT

HONG KONG, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Overseas Chinese World Conference for Promoting Peaceful Reunification of China opened here on Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting, held for the first time in Hong Kong, gathers over 1,500 delegates from 60 countries and regions, with about 600 of them coming from Taiwan.

At the opening ceremony, senior Chinese official Du Qinglin lauded overseas Chinese and compatriots in Hong Kong and Macao for the important role they have played in safeguarding China's national sovereignty and dignity as well as in promoting peaceful development of cross-strait ties.

Hong Kong chief Donald Tsang, Taiwan representative Xu Linong and several other officials and delegates also gave speeches at the opening ceremony.

After the opening ceremony, delegates will attend four seminars to discuss issues about cross-strait peaceful development, economic cooperation, cultural and educational exchanges as well as communication between the youths.

By the end of the two-day event, the meeting is expected to adopt a guideline document on China's peaceful reunification.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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