China Worries Growing Uncertainty in Ties with Taiwan
11 de enero de 2017, 08:10Beijing, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government today expressed concern over growing uncertainties and challenges in developing cross-strait relations in Taiwan in 2017 and said the mainland will continue to adhere to the 1992 Consensus.
At a press conference on Wednesday, spokesman for Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Ma Xiaoguang, said that the island recorded major changes in its political scenario in 2016, making the situation more complicated.
Last year's changes show that 'only by adhering to the 1992 Consensus, which reflects the One-China principle, can cross-strait ties register steady development and advance further, while destroying this political base will cause a Storm over the strait, 'warned Ma.
The spokesman said the Chinese mainland has been consistent in its adherence to the pact as well as its opposition to 'Taiwan independence' since the island's current leader, Tsai Ing-wen, took office in May last year.
However, he warned that the administration of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (PPD) refuses to recognize the 1992 Consensus or admit that both sides belong to a single China, which - he reiterated - undermines joint interests and contact between compatriots through narrow.
According to Ma, in 2017 the mainland will continue to adhere to the 1992 Consensus, opposing 'independence of Taiwan' in any form, safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity and protecting peace and stability across the Straits.
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