Wed, 21 Oct 2020

XIAMEN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- People from all walks of life across the Taiwan Strait, including nearly 2,000 Taiwan compatriots, will attend the 12th Straits Forum in east China's Fujian Province starting Saturday, according to the organizers.

The Straits Forum is the largest annual event across the Taiwan Strait, focusing on people-to-people exchanges.

This year's forum will feature 46 exchange activities on various topics, including the economy, culture and youth, as well as other relevant subjects such as COVID-19 prevention and control, public health, and resumption of work and production.

A total of 34 activities will be held both online and offline to enable the participation of more people on both sides of the Strait.

Zhong Zhigang, deputy head of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao affairs office of Fujian and deputy director of the forum's organizing committee, said it is apposite to hold the forum as people on both sides of the Strait have been paying close attention to the event despite coronavirus concerns.

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said at an earlier press conference that convening the forum smoothly amid regular epidemic containment measures demonstrates that closer cross-Strait cooperation and exchanges conform to the mainstream public opinion.

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