"It would be great for the government just to set the stage to let the market play," Tang said. "We use the US as an example - don't put so much emphasis on restrictions and limitations."
"National reunification is the aspiration of people on both sides and follows modern trends," said Liu Jieyi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, at a forum on intelligent equipment manufacturing.
At the Boao Forum for Asia that was concluded last week, President Xi Jinping pledged to the world that China will continue to increase its openness and expand cooperation.
China is a socialist state under the people's democratic dictatorship led by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants, said Xi, noting that all power in the country belongs to the people.
Tourists from 26 countries including Austria, Britain, Canada, the United States, South Korea and Russia are eligible for a visa-free stay in Hainan, which will be extended to over 50 countries in the near future, officials said.