BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- This year's Dajiang Forum, a platform to discuss the peaceful development of cross-Strait ties, kicked off on Monday.
The forum, sponsored by the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League (TDSL), was held in the form of a video conference and attended by about 200 guests from both the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
The participants discussed advancing the peaceful reunification of China and opposing "Taiwan independence" separatism.
Su Hui, the chairperson of the TDSL Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony and met with the Taiwan representatives.
Long Mingbiao, deputy head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, hailed the cross-Strait exchanges this year, despite obstacles deliberately-created by some people.
"It shows that a closer cross-Strait tie is an inevitable trend and the people's aspiration," Long said.
The forum, the seventh of its kind, was first initiated by the TDSL Central Committee in 2014.