Zhang Zhijun (张志军; Zhāng Zhìjūn; born February 1, 1953) is a politician in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He currently serves as the Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China since 17 March 2013.
- (Mainland China) has the necessary patience as well as a strong determination to see cross-strait unification, but that does not mean waiting passively without doing anything.
- Zhang Zhijun (2013) cited in "Taiwan under pressure to engage China in political dialogue" on South China Morning Post, 13 October 2013.
- In the years to come, I also hope that both sides (Taiwan and Mainland China) can work to facilitate policy communications, reinforce their economic cooperation, push ahead with cross-strait negotiations, accomplish more achievements beneficial to the public, expand their scope of amicable interactions, cement the ‘family bond’ between the people on both sides and jointly build a better home for Chinese.
- Zhang Zhijun (2014) cited in "Jiang says no ‘three noes’ set for Wang-Zhang talks" on Taipei Times, 28 January 2014.
- It's impossible to imagine in the past that we could sit here and meet (between Taiwan and Mainland China officials). We must have some imagination if (we want to) resolve some difficulties, not just for such a meeting, we should also have a bigger imagination for cross-strait future development.
- Zhang Zhijun (2014) cited in "China and Taiwan in first government talks" on BBC, 11 February 2014.
- As the head of Taiwan Affairs Office, this (first visit of him to Taiwan) is very important to me, especially when most of my colleagues have visited Taiwan before.
- Zhang Zhijun (2014) cited in "Top mainland Chinese official Zhang Zhijun arrives in Taipei to sound out public" on South China Morning Post, 27 June 2014.
- The furthest distance is not separation by vast oceans, but when your compatriots are within reach, yet you cannot see each other.
- Zhang Zhijun (2015) cited in "1st LD: Cross-Strait affairs chiefs meet in Kinmen, stressing no setbacks in ties" on China.org.cn, 23 May 2015.
- China will not allow those Taiwanese investors that advocate Taiwan independence to make money here (in Mainland China).
- Zhang Zhijun (2016) cited in "China closes door on independence-espousing firms" on Taipei Times, 3 December 2016.
- Precedent has shown that sticking to such a political foundation (1992 Consensus) will allow continued healthy development of cross-strait ties. Damaging the foundation will damage the fruit of peaceful development in cross-strait ties, leading to endless problems across the strait.
- Zhang Zhijun (2016) cited in "Chinese official reiterates '1992 consensus' mantra" on Focus Taiwan, 23 December 2016.
- At the end of the road of Taiwan independence lies unification.
- Zhang Zhijun (2017) cited in "Premier seeks goodwill after Chinese warnings on independence" on The China Post, 8 March 2017.
- If Taiwan wants to join international organizations, it must return to the fundamental condition, which is recognition of the 'One China Principle' and the '1992 consensus'.
- Zhang Zhijun (2017) cited in "Presidential spokesman disappointed with KMT over WHA participation" on Focus Taiwan, 9 May 2017.