The Chinese nation has the wisdom and capabilities to handle its own affairs, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.
The Taiwan question is China's internal affair and China has always opposed external interference, Li said at a press conference held after the conclusion of the national legislative session.
"Our major principles and policies on Taiwan are consistent and well known to the world," Li said, stressing upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus while resolutely opposing "Taiwan independence."
"On this political basis, we are ready to have dialogue and consultation with political parties, groups and people in Taiwan on cross-Strait relations and the future of the Chinese nation, so as to promote the peaceful development cross the Strait and advance the peaceful reunification of China," Li said. "We are ready to show maximum sincerity and do our utmost."