Chinese mainland authorities reiterated on Thursday that Taiwan acknowledging the 1992 Consensus and upholding the one-China principle is key to the development of cross-Strait relations.
Spokesperson for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office Ma Xiaoguang made the remarks in response to Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen’s call for a “breakthrough” and an “opportunity for change” with the Chinese mainland at an event marking the 30th anniversary of cross-strait exchanges.
"The one-China Principle is the political foundation of cross-Strait relations. The 1992 Consensus, which embodies the principle, defines the fundamental nature of cross-Strait relations,” said Ma, adding that it is “the key to ensuring the peaceful development between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.”
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of people-to-people communication across the Taiwan Strait.