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Senior official meets representatives of non-profit organizations from Taiwan

BEIJING, Nov. 2  -- Senior political advisor Du Qinglin on Monday met with an exchange group who are in Beijing representing Taiwan non-profit organizations.

Du, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, urged the representatives to stick to the direction of the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.

He stressed that the skills and wisdom of both sides of the Taiwan Strait should be pooled to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Du, who is also chair of China Economic and Social Council, said the role of social organizations should be improved to maximize their potential to improve civil exchanges across the Strait and consolidate the foundation of mutual trust.

Du also briefed the group on the objectives and tasks in the proposal for the 13th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development (2016-2020), which was approved at the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee last week.