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Seeking "Taiwan independence" disqualifies DPP from talk of peace: spokesperson

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2023-06-01

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities are not qualified to talk about peace because their "Taiwan independence" stance is the actual source of war anxiety among the Taiwan people, a mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks at a press conference.

The deep worry about war among the people of Taiwan was triggered by the DPP authorities' colluding with external forces to provoke the mainland, the DPP's hyping up of so-called threats from the mainland, and their wanton purchase of arms, Zhu said.

Since the DPP took office on the island in 2016, it has unilaterally broken the political foundation for cross-Strait relations, engaged in separatist activities, and hindered exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Strait, she said.

The DPP authorities are the ones who have broken the status-quo and undermined stability across the Strait, Zhu said.

At the seventh anniversary of her taking office as Taiwan leader, Tsai Ing-wen talked about cross-Strait peace and dialogue but never mentioned the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, which are the political foundation for cross-Strait dialogues and consultations, Zhu said, adding that any attempt for "a peaceful secession" will fail.

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