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Negating 1992 Consensus would change cross-Strait status quo: spokesman

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-04-28 08:49

BEIJING -- Negating the 1992 Consensus will lead to a change in the status quo of relations across the Taiwan Strait, a Chinese mainland spokesman said on Wednesday.

"The 1992 Consensus is both a cornerstone of the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and an important part of the status quo of cross-Strait ties," said An Fengshan of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office at a press conference.

The core implication of the consensus is that both the mainland and Taiwan belong to one China.

The establishment of a regular communication mechanism between cross-Strait affairs authorities and the resumption of consultations between the two sides have been based on their adherence to the common political foundation of the 1992 Consensus, the spokesman said.

"Only by continuing to adhere to this important foundation can the good momentum of peaceful development of cross-Strait ties be maintained," he said.

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