Exploring a Taiwan solution under ‘One country, Two systems’ framework
Updated 10:46, 05-Jan-2019
The difference in systems is not an obstacle to unification or an excuse for separation, said Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday, adding that the "One country, Two systems" framework was proposed based on Taiwan's current situation and will benefit its long-term security and stability.
The way the "One country, Two systems" principle works in Taiwan is based entirely on Taiwan's reality and safeguards the interests and benefits of our Taiwan compatriots, President Xi emphasized.
He also noted that the cross-Strait issues are a "family issue," which should be resolved by the family members themselves.
People on both sides of the Strait belong to one family, President Xi said. He expressed his hope that people on both sides will join hands and promote cross-Strait relations under the political foundation of the 1992 Consensus and oppose Taiwan secession. 
The Chinese president made the remarks during a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of the mainland's "Message to Compatriots in Taiwan" on Wednesday. Issued by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on January 1, 1979, the "Message" was intended to end the military situation across the Strait through dialogue and encourage exchanges between the two sides.