|Taiwan leader Ma calls for lasting cross-Strait peace|
TAIPEI, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on Sunday called for both sides across the Taiwan Strait to resolve hatred through communication and negotiation and make peace an eternity.
Ma made the remarks in a ceremony to unveil a memorial square, which was constructed on the site of the Kuningtou battle in Kinmen of Taiwan, according to local media reports.
Troops of the Communist Party of China and the Kuomintang had fierce fightings and suffered heavy losses at the site on Oct. 25,1949, the year when the People's Republic of China was founded.
Battlefield should be turned into a square of peace, opposition should be replaced by reconciliation, and war by peace, Ma said.
Ma called for efforts to find a way that is acceptable for both sides to settle cross-Strait issues.