|Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with Hung Hsiu-chu, leader of Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) party in Beijing on Nov 1, 2016. (Xinhua photo)|
BEIJING -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday said that hostility across the Taiwan Strait should end and a peace agreement be reached through talks based on the one-China principle.
Changes in Taiwan's political landscape cannot change the historical facts underlying the 1992 ConsensusXi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee
The CPC and Kuomintang, the mainland and Taiwan, still have some complicated political disagreements, which will have to be solved eventually in a phased manner, Xi said, adding that with resolve and sincerity, solutions would be found.
"We have always advocated talks, on the basis of the one-China principle, to put an end to hostility across the Strait and reach a peace agreement," Xi said, suggesting the CPC and the Kuomintang have discussions in this regard.
Xi said the one-China principle is at the core of the 1992 Consensus, which affirms that both sides of the Strait belong to one and the same China.
"Changes in Taiwan's political landscape cannot change the historical facts underlying, and the core connotation of, the 1992 Consensus," he said.
"Whether the 1992 Consensus is acknowledged or not raises the essential question of whether the mainland and Taiwan belong to one country or two," Xi said. "When it comes to this cardinal issue of right or wrong, not the slightest obscurity or wavering is allowed in our stand."
"To ensure national integrity and protect the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation is the common will of all Chinese people," Xi said.
He made a six-point proposal on cross-Strait relations:
-- Adhering to the 1992 Consensus, which affirms the one-China principle;
-- Resolutely opposing forces supporting "Taiwan independence" and their activities;
-- Promoting the integrated social and economic development of cross-Strait societies;
-- Working together to carry forward Chinese culture;
-- Boosting the well-being of people across the Taiwan Strait;
-- Dedicating to realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in concerted efforts.