China's Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is ready to hold talks with Taiwan on political and military issues aimed a tending hostility with the rival island. In a work report he delivered Thursday at the opening of the annual session of parliament, Wen cheered a significant improvement in ties and a major reduction in tensions over the past year with Taiwan. Wen said: Positive changes occurred in the situation in Taiwan, and major breakthroughs were made in cross-strait relations.''