BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesman Wednesday urged Taiwan authorities to accept the 1992 Consensus, which acknowledges both sides across the Taiwan Strait belong to one China.
"There can be no reason or excuse to deny the 1992 Consensus," said Ma Xiaoguang, a mainland spokesperson with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen took office in May 2016. Her administration has not recognized the 1992 Consensus, which has led to suspension of cross-Strait communication mechanisms.
"Only by getting back to the common fundamental political basis can peaceful development of cross-Strait relations be maintained and expanded," Ma said.