Supporting one China 'is more important than anything else' Overseas Chinese living in London were urged by Premier Wen Jiabao to support the central government's position that Taiwan is part of China. In a wide-ranging talk which touched on subjects ranging from China's international status to mainland farmers, Mr Wen stressed that supporting 'one China' was more important than anything else. 'Taiwan is a part of Chinese territory,' Mr Wen said. 'This fact is something we the older generation cannot forget or give up. 'And this is even more so to the younger generation - especially for you who live abroad. This is even more important than our life.' The premier defended the central government's position on keeping the yuan stable, saying progress on moving towards currency reform would have to be gradual. 'In the past, you could not use renminbi when you visited Hong Kong,' he said. 'Now, they [shops in Hong Kong] all welcome you if you pay with renminbi.' He also defended the policy of controlling the migration of rural labourers into the cities, saying the mainland could not afford to have a city like Mumbai - which is known for its poverty and slums. Mr Wen said the central government did not want to risk rural migrants overwhelming cities, saying accelerated migration would create many social problems. He said: 'Now, only a small number of migrant workers are settling down in cities. If they all settle down and our urban development cannot keep up, then [many of our cities] could become like Mumbai and there would be problems.' The premier said rural labourers who had moved to cities could keep their land in the countryside, enabling them to return to farming if they chose to leave urban areas. Mr Wen said that although the mainland was now widely recognised as a rising world power, the priority was domestic development. Beijing would never use the country's newfound power to bully other nations and would continue to speak out for weaker nations. 'We don't want to be the boss [in global affairs],' he said. 'And we are careful in what we say.'