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No substantial interactions without acknowledging 1992 Consensus: spokesman

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-16 16:56
BEIJING - A mainland spokesman said on Wednesday that no substantial interactions will be carried out between the two sides of the Strait if Taiwan authorities refuse to acknowledge the 1992 Consensus.

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks at a regular press briefing.

Ma said that adherence to the 1992 Consensus is the political foundation for peaceful development and stability of cross-Strait relations and also a foundation for both sides of the Taiwan Strait to carry out substantial positive interactions.

"If Taiwan authorities refuse the 1992 Consensus, the political foundation that embodies one-China principle, no substantial positive interactions will be carried out between the two sides of the Strait," Ma said.

Ma said that Taiwan's participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings should be in line with the one-China principle and the relevant memorandum of understanding.
"Our attitude has not changed," Ma said.

In response to a question about arms sales by the United States to Taiwan, Ma said that China hopes the new U.S. government will abide by the one-China policy and the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques to properly handle issues related to Taiwan.
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