Independence mindset didn’t work before, Beijing warns Tsai

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-17
By: Lu Su-mei and Staff Reporter

The idea of Taiwan independence will not find a place in cross-strait relations, according to

Tsai Ing-wen, left, and Ko Wen-je at a service to remember democracy activist Cheng Nan-jung in New Taipei on April 7. (Photo/Huang Shih-chi)

Tsai Ing-wen, left, and Ko Wen-je at a service to remember democracy activist Cheng Nan-jung in New Taipei on April 7. (Photo/Huang Shih-chi)

the spokesperson of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Ma Xiaoguang, our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily reports.

Ma made the statement after Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party was officially named as the party’s candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Tsai was nominated by the party’s Central Executive Committee on April 15.

At the press conference to officially announce her second presidential bid, Tsai stressed that she will seek to maintain the cross-strait status quo. The TAO said in response that Beijing will also maintain its stance on Taiwan, and will not comment on Taiwan’s elections.     [FULL  STORY]

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