For Taiwan compatriots, peace and prosperity lies in good relations across the Taiwan Straits. The Chinese mainland sincerely seeks to develop amicable cross-Straits ties and realize the peaceful reunification of the island with its motherland, in whatever form possible.
Liu also visited factories of two Taiwanese companies in Zhengzhou, including the giant electronics manufacturer Foxconn.
"We think that the call for more emphasis on quality and equality as opposed to quantity will be reflected in the emphasis on encouraging innovation, Made in China 2025 and moving up the value chain," Kuijs said.
Liu called on people from both sides to adhere to the "1992 Consensus," which embodies the one-China principle, and resolutely oppose any separatist activities advocating "Taiwan independence," to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
The government will subsidize business training programs and encourage private vocational schools, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council. College graduates and young migrant workers will receive skills training to help them find jobs or start their own businesses.
Farmers in the village used to grow low-productivity rice and other crops, earning incomes of less than 3,000 yuan a year in 2008, before they were encouraged by the local government to grow sweet potatoes instead.