BEIJING, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The principles of "peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems" are the best approach to realizing national reunification, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a gathering in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of issuing Message to Compatriots in Taiwan.
On the basis of ensuring China's sovereignty, security and interests of development, the social system and way of life in Taiwan will be fully respected, and the private property, religious beliefs and legitimate rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots will be fully protected after peaceful reunification is realized, Xi said.
"We are all of the same family. The cross-Strait affairs are domestic affairs and should naturally be addressed through discussion and consultation by ourselves," Xi said.
As long as the one-China principle is upheld, there will be no obstacles in exchanges between political parties and groups in Taiwan and the mainland, Xi said.