Source: China State Council Information Office 2
The Chinese mainland hopes the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party could tell right from wrong, and stick to a positive policy in cross-Strait affairs, said a mainland spokesperson on Friday.
Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to an inquiry related to the KMT move to discuss its mainland policy.
Zhu stressed that although the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have yet to be reunified, the sovereignty and territory of China have never been severed and the fact that the mainland and Taiwan belong to one and same China has never changed.
Noting that the 1992 Consensus, which embodies the one-China principle, is the political foundation of peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, Zhu said that adhering to the 1992 Consensus and opposing “Taiwan independence” are the common political foundation for mutual trust, exchange and cooperation between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the KMT.
On such political foundation, the CPC and the KMT have made positive achievements over the years in promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and enhancing the interests and well-being of compatriots on both sides, she said.
In light of the complex and grave situation in cross-Strait relations at present, Zhu called on the KMT to cherish and safeguard the existing political foundation between the two parties.
She urged the KMT to properly handle political differences and work with the mainland in continuous efforts to promote peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and enhance the interests and well-being of the compatriots.
If the KMT discards the correct concept and deviates from basic principles to which it has long adhered, the foundation of mutual trust will be damaged, and obstacles in exchanges and cooperation between the two parties and across the Strait will be created, she said.