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Cross-Strait relations make historic progress since the 17th CPC National Congress

(People's Daily Online)

08:12, November 05, 2012

Since the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese mainland took a series of measures to promote the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait, and its unremitting efforts finally made breakthroughs, with the cross-Strait relations making historic progresses and winning a new situation, the spokesman of Taiwan Affairs Office Yang Yi said at a regular news conference on Nov. 1.

Yang summarized these important initiatives as follows:

First, it resolutely opposed and contained the separatist activity for "independence of Taiwan," crashed Chen Shuibian authority's plot of realizing the independence of Taiwan in legal principle by means of "constitutional reform" and "holding referendum on joining the United Nations" and maintained national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Second, it comprehensively and systematically presented important ideas and policies for the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, enriched the major policies related to Taiwan and established guidelines to promote Taiwan-related work under the new situation.

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