26 May 2017

News Story: Resisting reunification by force will get Taiwan nowhere - mainland spokesperson

Taiwanese Soldiers during a Military Exercise (File Photo)
BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson warned Thursday that the Taiwan administration's attempt to resist reunification by the use of force will get the island nowhere.

The Democratic Progressive Party administration should abandon its "Taiwan independence" stance and antagonistic mentality, said An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, during a press conference.

"Only by recognizing the common political foundation of the 1992 Consensus can the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations be maintained."

The 1992 Consensus embodies the one-China principle.

An made the remarks when asked to comment on an ongoing military drill in Taiwan, which simulated an attack from the mainland.

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