Reiterating 1992 Consensus
A spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council delivered a speech after the Taiwan leadership election, saying that the facts over the past four years have indicated that the peaceful development of the Cross-Strait relations is a correct road and has obtained support from a majority of Taiwan compatriots.
"We sincerely hoped that the Taiwan society could be stable and people live a happy life."
"We are willing to join hands with Taiwan's all walks of life on the basis of continuing to oppose the 'Taiwan independence' and sticking to the '1992 Consensus', to break new ground for the peaceful development of the cross-Strait relations and make common efforts for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."
However, analysts in Beijing also noted that the situation on the island remained complicated and supporters of "Taiwan independence" would continue marring the development of cross-Strait relations.
They have suggested that it would take time for the two sides to ease the long-term disputes and disagreements and more efforts to build up common interests and links of emotions.
People from both sides are expected to join hands in laying the political, economic, cultural and emotional foundations for peaceful development across the Strait.
The "legislative" elections was held simultaneously with the leadership election, for the first time, in order to save costs.
Among the 113 seats in the island's "legislature," KMT gained 64 seats while DPP got 40 and PFP got three. Three seats went to the Taiwan Solidarity Union, two went to the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union and one to independent candidate.