The Xi-Ma meeting is a “page changer of history” in the cross-Strait relations, said Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, during the press conference after the meeting between Xi and Ma Saturday.
Zhang made six points on the meeting.
First, the meeting between the two leaders of the two sides of the Taiwan Straits since 1949 opens up a historic page and sets a milestone in cross-Strait relations.
Second, great achievements have been made in the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations during the past 66 years, especially since 2008, which shows the two sides of the Taiwan Straits have chosen the right path and should continue this path in the future.
Third, this meeting has reinforced the one-China policy set forth in the 1992 Consensus, which is significant for the future relationship of the two sides.
Fourth, the increase in interaction between the two sides will help promote the communication and cooperation between the two sides. The meeting will also help to realize mutual benefits of the two sides and create happiness of the compatriots of mainland and Taiwan.
Fifth, the meeting has shown that China has the capabilities and wisdom to solve its own problems.
Sixth, this meeting will help to encourage the compatriots from the two sides to make joint efforts to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
(This article is translated and edited by Chunmei.)