Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets a delegation led by Yok Mu-ming, chairman of Taiwan's New Party, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said Monday the mainland will uphold "peaceful reunification" and the "one country, two systems" principle.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks when meeting a delegation led by Yok Mu-ming, chairman of Taiwan's New Party.
"Resolving the Taiwan issue to achieve reunification is the shared aspiration of all Chinese and the fundamental interest of the Chinese nation," said Yu, vowing the utmost sincerity and greatest efforts toward peaceful reunification.
The 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle is key to ensuring cross-Strait peaceful development, Yu said, adding that history has proved and will further prove that "Taiwan independence" is a dead end.
Yu said the mainland will deepen cooperation across the Strait, share mainland opportunities with Taiwan compatriots, and provide them with the same treatment as mainlanders in studying, creating businesses, working and living.
Hailing the New Party's stance of opposing "Taiwan independence," Yu said the mainland will communicate with Taiwan-based parties, groups and individuals that uphold the one-China principle and oppose "Taiwan independence" to jointly promote peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and strive for the national reunification and rejuvenation.
Yok said that the New Party will continue to adhere to the one-China principle and oppose "Taiwan independence" to further boost cross-Strait communication and cooperation in all fields.
During another meeting, Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said that "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces and activities are the biggest realistic threats to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
People on both sides of the Strait should stay on high alert and resolutely curb such activities, Zhang said.
The CPC and the New Party agreed to improve the communication mechanism and discuss major problems to build consensus.