Yesterday Premier Wen Jiabao held a press conference marking the end of the second session of the 11th National People's Congress.
He was asked by a Taiwan reporter if he would like to visit the island and what would he like to see.
Wen replied: "Although I am 67-years-old, if it is possible, I would like to go to Taiwan. Even if I am too old to walk, I will crawl."
Cue the applause.