CHINA Chinese mainland to blacklist Taiwan secessionists: report

CHINA

Chinese mainland to blacklist Taiwan secessionists: report

Global Times

18:40, November 15, 2020

The Chinese mainland authorities in charge of Taiwan affairs will blacklist a group of "stubborn Taiwan secessionists," the Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported on Sunday, citing "authoritative sources."  

PLA vessels in the Taiwan Straits, July 20, 2017. /CGTN Photo

In order to crack down on rampant and aggressive Taiwan secessionist activities within and outside the island of Taiwan, mainland authorities in charge of Taiwan affairs are formulating a blacklist of Taiwan secession activists, said the Ta Kung Pao.

The mainland authorities will take effective measures according to the blacklist and based on the relevant laws, including severe sanctions, against "stubborn separatists" who are involved in making separatist statements and who have committed egregious acts in pursuit of secessionism, as well as their major supporters and sponsors, the report said.

The sanctions or law-enforcement including bringing them to justice in accordance with the Anti-Secession Law and the provisions of the Criminal Law and the National Security Law relating to the crime of secession, and the authorities will chase them in the rest of their lives to hold them accountable, the Ta Kung Pao reported Sunday.

In response to the frequent provocations by the Taiwan secessionist forces, the mainland authorities have been mulling different types of disciplinary measures and will utilize the appropriate tools to deal a head-on blow to the secessionist forces.

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