CHINA China has sufficient capacity to contain separatist attempt for 'Taiwan independence'

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China has sufficient capacity to contain separatist attempt for 'Taiwan independence'

CGTN

05:57, March 06, 2018

China has strong will, full confidence and sufficient capacity to contain any separatist attempt for "Taiwan independence", Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said on Monday.

"The relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are becoming tougher and more complicated. There are more risks and challenges when dealing with the cooperation issues with Taiwan. The problem is entirely on the side of the Taiwan authorities," Zhang told reporters at the NPC session's "Ministers' Corridor".

He added that the current Taiwan authorities are trying to make trouble while external powers have strengthened the interventions.

"But I think such factors won't change the peace between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan," he said.

"The Chinese mainland will pay close attention to the situation and will cope with it actively, properly and effectively," Zhang told reporters.

He added that "We must adhere to the '1992 consensus' and strive for the peaceful reunification of China with utmost sincerity and efforts." 

Zhang told the reporters that five days ago, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council together with other 28 departments published 31 measures to promote economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Mentioning the 31 measures to benefit Taiwan compatriots and enterprises, Zhang also said that: "We are sure to do what we have promised and will do it well. We will not only implement the 31 measures to provide equal treatment for Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan-funded enterprises as people and enterprises in the Chinese mainland enjoy, we will also work on more policies and measures of practical value to benefit Taiwan compatriots and enterprises." 


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