James Soong Chu-yu vowed yesterday to revisit Hunan as he ended a 45-hour stay in his native province. Speaking before flying from Changsha to Beijing, the chairman of Taiwan's People First Party said: 'Chu-yu will come back - and I will come back soon.' Mr Soong said he wanted to talk to students from Hunan University, spend more time with his relatives and visit tourist attractions on his next visit. Thousands of students waited outside Yuelu Academy, a 1,000-year-old school inside Hunan University, with banners and slogans to welcome Mr Soong yesterday morning. Public administration student Shu Baixue of Hunan Normal University said all the students from her faculty turned up to welcome Mr Soong. She wore an orange T-shirt - the colour of the People First Party - hoping that it would impress the celebrity visitor. However, Mr Soong and other members of his delegation were whisked away by a motorcade after a quick tour and he did not have the chance to mingle with students. He said at the airport that he hoped to chat with the students next time about the roles they could play in the country's future. But, for now, he had something more important on his mind. 'Chu-yu has to rush to Beijing to exchange views with Communist Party leaders, especially General Secretary Hu Jintao, about some long-term problems between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait,' he said. 'I hope I can contribute my little share of efforts to the new future of Huaxia,' he said, using an ancient name for China. Mr Soong is scheduled to meet Vice-President Zeng Qinghong today and Mr Hu tomorrow. PFP sources said Mr Soong hoped to secure more concessions in his meetings with mainland leaders, including a date for direct air and sea links across the Taiwan Strait, and more concessions for Taiwanese businesses.