BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland official on Tuesday expressed the determination to solve the Taiwan issue and to realize the national reunification.
Wang Yi, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua.
"We have the firm resolution, full confidence and patience needed to solve the Taiwan issue," said Wang.
The core of solving the Taiwan issue is to realize the national reunification, a matter that has a great bearing on the national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the prospects and destiny of the Chinese nation, said Wang.
"We are duty-bound to shoulder and fulfill this historical responsibility, and should be sturdy to oppose and resist acts of 'Taiwan independence' in all their forms," Wang said. "We will unswervingly overcome any difficulties and challenges."