By: Scarlett Chai and Y.F. Low
Beijing, Jan. 30 (CNA) Beijing’s basic policy toward Taiwan will remain
unchanged despite political changes in Taiwan, a Chinese official said Saturday.
“No matter what changes occur in Taiwan’s political scene, the mainland’s basic policy line toward Taiwan will not change,” said Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, while meeting with a group of Taiwanese businessmen with operations in China.
Zhang said he hoped that in the new year, cross-Taiwan Strait relations will continue to move forward along the path of peaceful development based on the common political foundation of the “1992 consensus.”
He said cross-strait ties have achieved fruitful results since 2008, a development which he said is beneficial to the well-being of people on both sides and should be valued. [FULL STORY]