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China official hopes Taiwan-China ties continue under '1992 consensus'

ROC Central News Agency

2012/10/10 20:33:15

Beijing, Oct. 10 (CNA) Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Yang Yi said Wednesday he hoped the relationship between Taiwan and China can continue under the "1992 consensus" and reiterated China's opposition to Taiwan independence.

Yang made the remarks following President Ma Ying-jeou's Double Ten National Day address, in which Ma said he will continue efforts to expand interactions with China on the basis of the consensus.

The "1992 consensus" refers to what the Kuomintang describes as a tacit cross-strait understanding that there is only "one China," with each side free to interpret the meaning of the phrase.

Yang told CNA he took notice of Ma's speech on cross-strait ties.

During his address on Wednesday, Ma said that the government will thoroughly review and revise the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, and his administration will push for both sides to set up offices in each other's territory to offer services for businesspeople, students and the general public.

(By Lawrence Chiu and Ann Chen)

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