Wang Zheng, Chairman of the China Youth Development Union and Associate Professor of the School of International Studies at Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Ruoyi, Chairman of the China Culture and Higher Education Exchange Association and former President of Taiwan Daojiang University of Science and Technology, Zhang Yiwen, Chairman of the China Cross-Strait Community Exchange Promotion Association, these scholars brought ideas from Taiwan. And experts Ren Libo, President of Grandview Institution, Lv Wei, Director of Comprehensive Office of Tsinghua Strait Research Institute, and Zhang Jie, Director of Ocean Research Office of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences were also engaged in discussion about Cross-Strait Relations and Economy and Trade, Belt and Road Initiative and the Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy.
Yang Pinhua, vice chairman of the China Cross-Strait Association for Minority Cultural and Economic Exchanges, said that Taiwan compatriots and local Chinese haves a meoriginal roots in Malaysia,the Philippines and other countries. He believes that the blood relation advantages will help Taiwanese engage in the Belt and Road.
Zhang Jie, Director of Ocean Research Office of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Going Global Strategic Cooperation AllianceWang Zheng, the chairman of the China Youth Development Association and an associate researcher at the School of International Studies at Sun Yat-Sen University, believes that in the construction of the Belt and Road, in addition to improving the institutional support for Taiwanese enterprises in the mainland, the arrangements for oversea Taiwan compatriots also benefit to recognize and promote cross-strait reunification. For example, in the overseas consular protection of the mainland, whether it is possible to consider the protection of the economic rights and interests of Taiwanese enterprises into the scope of consular protection.
As the initiator of the event, Wang Zheng said that the event was held to foster the understanding of the mainland by the backbone of Taiwan’s leadership and promote academic exchanges between cross-strait young scholars.
Ren Libo, President of Grandview Institution introduced the series of research achievements in promoting cross-strait marine cooperation since 2017, and introduced the progress of the newly-established research project on How Taiwanese industry Grasp the Belt and Road Development Opportunity. It is expected to be officially released and published in June 2018.