Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum

Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum
Traditional Chinese 兩岸經貿文化論壇
Simplified Chinese 两岸经贸文化论坛
Literal meaning Cross-Strait Trade Culture Forum
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 國共論壇
Simplified Chinese 国共论坛
Literal meaning KMT CPC Forum

Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum, commonly known as the Kuomintang-Communist Party of China Forum, was originally proposed by the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China, jointly organized in order to promote cross-strait economic, trade, cultural exchanges dialogue and integration.[1]


The increased contacts culminated in the 2005 Pan-Blue visits to mainland China, including a meeting between CPC General Secretary Hu Jintao and KMT Chairman Lien Chan in April 2005. They were hailed as the highest level of exchange between the Communist Party of China and the Kuomintang since Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong met in Chongqing on 28 August 1945.

Both Kuomintang-Communist Party of China hold on the premise of acknowledging the 1992 Consensus, encourage the reopening of talks across the strait. Encourage cooperation in economic exchange and crime fighting, push for two-way direct flights across the strait, Three Links, and agricultural exchange.[2]


SequenceDateVenue CityVenue ProvinceTheme/Remark
1st 14-15 April 2006 Beijing The mainland announced new incentives to promote cross-strait trade. Participants also passed joint proposals for closer economic ties.[3]
2nd 16-18 October 2006 Bo'ao Hainan Boost agricultural cooperation and promote peace and development across the Taiwan Strait.[4][5]
3rd 28-29 April 2007 Beijing Encouraged to expand cooperation with mainland counterpart.[6][7]
4th 20-21 December 2008 Shanghai Expanding cross-Straits cooperation in the finance and service sectors, encouraging two-way investment and regularizing economic exchanges, which cover the key points of deepening cross-strait economic exchange and cooperation.[8][9]
5th 11-12 July 2009 Changsha Hunan Promote cultural exchanges and educational cooperation across the Taiwan Strait.[10][11][12][13]
6th 8-11 July 2010 Guangzhou Guangdong Strengthening cooperation in emerging industries and boosting the competitiveness of both sides.[14]
7th 6-8 May 2011 Chengdu Sichuan [15]
8th 28-29 July 2012 Harbin Heilongjiang [16]
9th 26-27 October 2013 Nanning Guangxi Promote Exchange and Cooperation, Revitalize the Chinese nation.[17][18]
10th 3 May 2015 Shanghai [19]
11th 2-3 November 2016 Beijing Held as Cross-Strait Peaceful Development Forum.[20][21]

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