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DPP official slammed for remarks on cross-Straits relations

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2022-09-16

BEIJING -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday spoke out against the recent remarks concerning cross-Straits relations made by an official of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities.

The remarks attempted to cover up the fact that the cross-Straits tensions were caused by the DPP authorities' moves to seek "Taiwan independence" by soliciting US support, and shift the blame onto the mainland, said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

There is but one China in the world, and Taiwan is part of China, Zhu said, adding that no individual or force can change the historical and legal fact that the Taiwan question falls under China's internal affairs, and both sides of the Taiwan Straits belong to one and the same China.

Calling the 1992 Consensus the political foundation for cross-Straits mutual respect and consultation on equal footing, Zhu said that by denying the Consensus, the DPP authorities had closed the door for consultation on equal footing, and they have no intention of easing the current cross-Straits tensions and resolving political differences by peaceful means.

Zhu said "one country, two systems" is the most inclusive solution to the differences in social systems and ideologies between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits, adding that it is an approach that is grounded in democratic principles, demonstrates good will, seeks peaceful resolution of the Taiwan question, and delivers mutual benefit.

Only by returning to the common political foundation of the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus can cross-Straits relations improve and develop, and it is only in this way that peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits can be ensured, Zhu said.

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