Home / China / HK Macao Taiwan

Mainland opposes 'Taiwan independence' in any form: spokesperson

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-27 16:54
BEIJING - The Chinese mainland resolutely opposes "Taiwan independence" in any form and will never allow the past tragedy of national secession to be repeated, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Ma Xiaoguang, the spokesperson for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks in response to comments by the island's executive head Lai Ching-te, who said that Taiwan is "an independent sovereign country."

"People who split China will suffer by their own hand," said Ma.

The mainland and Taiwan belong to one China, and their relationship is not state-to-state, said Ma.

As an inseparable part of China's territory, Taiwan has never been a country, and will not become a country, he said.

At the press conference, a question was raised about Taiwan's current leader, Tsai Ing-wen, who proposed creating a new policy statement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The mainland has maintained consistent and clear policies toward Taiwan, said Ma, adding that only by giving up its "Taiwan independence" stance can the DPP find a solution in cross-Strait relations.

Editor's picks
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349