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Chinese spokeswoman stresses importance of "1992 consensus" in cross-Strait talks

BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokeswoman on Wednesday stressed the importance of the "1992 Consensus" in cross-Strait affairs.

Fan Liqing, a spokeswoman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a regular press briefing that the "1992 Consensus" should serve as the political basis for cross-Strait talks and negotiations.

In November 1992, the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation agreed that both sides should verbally express their adherence to the one-China principle. Their agreement came to be known as the "1992 Consensus."

Denial or repudiation of the "1992 Consensus", sticking to the "Taiwan independence" stance of "one country on each side" will make cross-Strait talks unable to proceed and cause fresh trouble in cross-Strait relations, according to Fan.

She said that facts have shown the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) denies the "1992 Consensus" and has not changed its adherence to the "Taiwanese independence" stance that advocates "one country on each side (of the Taiwan Strait)."

If the DPP adheres to such stance, we cannot see the "goodwill" in its so-called "goodwill" acts, said Fan.