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Joint efforts are needed to build a common understanding in a bid to solve cross-Straits political issues, a mainland spokesman said on Friday.
"Political issues in cross-Straits relations are always there. We will have to deal with them sooner or later," said Yang Yi, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, at a regular news conference in Beijing.
"The two sides should work together to build a common understanding and pave the way for solving difficult political issues in the future."