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No force can stop cross-Strait reunification: mainland official

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

10-10-2016 20:12 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Denying the 1992 Consensus and seeking to cut off cross-Strait ties and incite confrontation will only lead to a dead end, a mainland spokesman has told Taiwan's leadership, adding that no force can stop cross-Strait reunification.

An Fengshan, a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks in response to Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's speech earlier on Monday.

"The 1992 Consensus and the one-China principle it embodies are in accordance with the juridical logic and reality of cross-Strait relations and the cornerstone that ensures the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations," An said, adding that the "goodwill" of the island's leadership lies in whether or not it accepts the 1992 Consensus.

An stressed that, as long as the island recognizes the 1992 Consensus and its core meaning, both sides could realize equal negotiation and positive interaction and achieve a bright future for cross-Strait relations.

However, "it's an evil path leading to a dead end if the island denies the 1992 Consensus and incites cross-Strait confrontation and cuts off economic, social and cultural ties," he said.

An reiterated that the mainland's sincerity and goodwill in improving cross-Strait relations based on the 1992 Consensus remains unchanged and it will resolutely oppose acts to create "Taiwan independence."

"With the prosperity and development of the Chinese mainland as foundation and the support of more than 1.3 billion people behind us, no force can stop the historical step of national reunification and revival," An added.

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