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Mainland leader welcomes Taiwan trade unions in cross-Strait cooperation

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng Wednesday welcomed Taiwan trade unions to play a constructive role in cross-Strait exchanges and economic cooperation.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks at a meeting with visiting trade union leaders from the island.

Yu expressed his appreciation for the efforts Taiwan trade unions have made to promote cross-Strait peace.

Trade unions and their members from both sides of the Taiwan Strait are always an important force to promote peace and development, he said.

"We welcome more and more trade union members to engage in cross-Strait exchanges and inject stronger motivation in peace and development across the Strait," he said.

The mainland hopes Taiwan trade unions will continue playing a constructive role in cross-Strait economic cooperation and protection of the rights of workers, he said.

Taiwan trade union leaders attended a cross-Strait trade union forum in Beijing Monday.

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