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KMT Honorary Chairman Lien Chan arrives at central China

  ZHENGZHOU, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Lien Chan, Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Party, arrived in Zhengzhou, capital city of central China's Henan Province, on Monday afternoon, heading a 27-person Taiwan delegation.

  Lien Chan will attend a ceremony on Thursday at Xinzheng, the hometown of Huangdi, or Yellow Emperor, who is believed to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese people.

  He will also visit the Shaolin temple and ancient capitals of Luoyang and Kaifeng.

  After leaving Henan on Thursday, Lien will tour a number of other provinces before attending the third cross-straits economic, trade and cultural forum scheduled for April 28-29 in Beijing.

  This is the fourth visit Lien Chen has made to mainland since his first in April, 2005.