Beijing stresses 'One China' principle

China has stressed that Taiwan should accept its "One China" principle to allow the resumption of a cross-strait dialogue.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, was responding through state-run media to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's speech calling for a dialogue with Beijing.

The spokesperson said that what is important is confirming the core understanding that Taiwan and the mainland belong to one China, no matter what model or argument Taiwanese authorities propose.