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Political advisor urges Taiwan authorities to acknowledge 1992 Consensus

By Xinhua

Political advisor urges Taiwan authorities to acknowledge 1992 Consensus
On behalf of the Taiwan Democratic Self-government League Central Committee and the All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots, Jiang Liping, a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivers a speech at the fourth plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING - A national political advisor Saturday called on Taiwan authorities to acknowledge the 1992 Consensus and conduct consultation and cooperation with the Chinese mainland under the one-China framework.

Jiang Liping, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League, said that the Chinese people take a clear-cut and unwavering stand when it comes to major issues concerning national reunification and lasting development.

"There will not be any compromise or sway," Jiang said in remarks at a plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee.

The league is one of the eight non-Communist parties in the Chinese mainland. It consists of Taiwan natives living in the mainland and was founded in 1947. It has more than 2,700 registered members.

Jiang praised the Chinese mainland's favorable policies, which have helped Taiwanese youth in studying and accomplishing better development in the mainland. However, cross-Strait youth exchanges have been impaired since Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party administration refused to recognize the 1992 Consensus.

It is estimated that more than 10,000 Taiwan youth are studying in the mainland's colleges, with an annual increase of 20 percent in the past years, according to Jiang.

The refusal has also greatly harmed peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and created deep unease for compatriots across the Taiwan Strait, the political advisor said.

The 1992 Consensus was reached between the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation in November 1992 in Hong Kong. The core of the 1992 Consensus is that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan belong to one China.

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