By: Wen Kuei-hsiang, Chen Chia-lun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s high-ranking officials in charge of China affairs expressed regret and discontent on Thursday after a Chinese official stated a day earlier that Taiwan has never been a country.
At a regular press conference on Wednesday, An Fengshan, a spokesman for China’s State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said Taiwan is an indispensable part of China and has never been a country.
An made the remarks in response to a question concerning a Taiwanese official’s recent remarks that ties across the Taiwan Strait are special state-to-state relations. [FULL STORY]