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Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:06

France vows respect for one-China principle

By Xinhua

PARIS - France respects the one-China principle and is committed to the unity of China, a French Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman said Tuesday.

"The French stance is constant and unambiguous: France is committed to the principle of the unity of China," Alexandre Giorgini said at a daily press briefing.

France respects the one-China principle & is committed to the unity of China, a French Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman said

"France is in favor of peace, dialogue and cooperation between the two shores and supports any initiative in this way," he added.

Asked about France's ties with Taiwan, which is part of China, Giorgini said France has an office in Taipei to facilitate and promote economic, cultural and scientific exchanges.

On Dec 14, reiterating the Chinese mainland's stance against Taiwan independence, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said "our position against Taiwan independence is steadfast and we are determined, confident and capable of containing Taiwan independence."

An also said the the Chinese mainland will contact or interact with Taiwan only if they accept the "1992 Consensus" endorsing the one-China principle.

As long as both parties agree on the "core meaning" of the 1992 Consensus, cross-Strait exchanges will continue, An said.

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