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1992 Consensus not an additional premise: spokesperson

BEIJING, Sept. 28 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday that the 1992 Consensus, which reflects the one-China principle, is in line with the development of cross-Strait relations in both a legal and practical sense.

"It is not an additional premise, but reached by the two sides through communication and consultation," said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, at a routine press conference.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has long pursued "Taiwan independence" secessionist stand, damaging the political foundation for peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and severely impacting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and achievements since 2008, Ma said.

"We will continue to adhere to the political foundation of 1992 Consensus, firmly oppose 'Taiwan independence' and maintain the one-China principle, to expand communication between compatriots across the Strait, enhance exchange and cooperation in various fields and build a cross-Strait community of common destiny," Ma said.

If the DPP continues pursuing "Taiwan independence," no matter it is in a radical or soft fashion, it will be doomed to failure, Ma said. Enditem