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Mainland tells DPP to drop "Taiwan independence"

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should drop its "Taiwan independence" stance before trying to contact the mainland, a Chinese mainland spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The DPP's "Taiwan independence" stance and the "one country on each side" idea are totally unacceptable to the mainland, Fan Liqing, spokeswoman of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, told a press conference.

Fan was responding to a question about a media report that said the DPP was possibly seeking a political conversation with the mainland based on a "constitutionalism consensus."

The "Taiwan independence" stance is the fundamental obstacle that hinders communication. However, the DPP fails to recognize this problem, Fan said.

She told the DPP to have a clear understanding of the facts and to be determined to abandon its unrealistic "Taiwan independence" stance.

Fan also criticized doubts by some people in Taiwan about the island's status, as stated in the Cairo Declaration. She said the declaration is an important international document as a result of the world's anti-fascist war and that any attempt to justify the "Taiwan independence" stance will be defied by all people across China, including compatriots in Taiwan.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Cairo Declaration.

The declaration in 1943 stated that all the territories Japan had stolen from the Chinese, including Taiwan, should be restored to China.

The Potsdam Proclamation in 1945 reaffirmed that the terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out.