BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- 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 the secessionist position of "Taiwan independence," 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 the 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 if it is in a radical or soft fashion, it will be doomed to failure, Ma said.
A delegation of county and city officials from Taiwan, who came to Beijing for a mainland visit earlier this month, expressed their continued adherence to the 1992 Consensus, which affirms that both sides of the Strait belong to one China, Ma said.
The mainland responded positively to their visit by announcing eight measures to promote exchange with the counties and city represented in the delegation, Ma said.
The delegation included officials from New Taipei City and the counties of Hsinchu, Hualien, Taitung, Kinmen, Lienchiang, Miaoli and Nantou.
Ma said the counties and city involved are planning to hold a farm produce and tourism promotion fair on the mainland within the year, and mainland companies were also planning to visit each of the areas to discuss purchase of their farm produce.
"We are positive toward any county or city in Taiwan as long as it recognizes the true nature of cross-Strait relations and county and city-level exchanges, and is willing to contribute to the wellbeing and kinship of compatriots on both sides of the Strait," he said.