The Chinese mainland is willing to face the future and create conditions for the final settlement of disputes across the Taiwan Strait, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Putting aside differences and seeking common ground have proven effective in terms of difficult political issues, spokeswoman Fan Liqing of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said at a press conference.
"However, we can not shelve political and military disputes between the two sides of the Strait forever. We are going to face them one day," she said.
The mainland is willing to talk about any political and military issues and, if the talks can not be opened because of problems from Taiwan, both sides should cherish and maintain a favorable environment together, she said.
Moreover, the two sides of the Strait should continue boosting economic cooperation and improving cultural exchanges while building up common understanding and creating conditions to resolve difficult issues, she said.
Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong will visit Taiwan from Feb. 16-21, a spokesperson said Wednesday.