Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming (郁慕明) announced Thursday that the party plans to set up a liaison office in China to serve Taiwanese expatriates living in the country.
The objective of a liaison office, probably located in Shanghai, would be to serve Taiwanese working and studying in the country, according to Yuk.
Details regarding the New Party office will be made public after further discussions with Chinese counterparts, he said during a press event in Taipei.
The party chairman also said he will visit Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai from Dec. 9-16 to promote cross-strait exchange.
"During the trip, the New Party will work to safeguard the interests of our residents currently studying and working in China, and promote further bilateral exchanges with the aim of achieving the goal of peaceful reunification," he said.
Yok is expected to meet with a number of Chinese officials, including Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), China's Taiwan Affairs Office director and Yu Zhengsheng (俞正聲), chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
The New Party, a pro-unification party formed in 1993, currently has no seats in Taiwan's national legislature.