‘CHINESE SOVEREIGNTY’:Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China would ‘oppose separatist activities,’ and spoke of people on both sides as ‘the same family’
Date: Mar 06, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin and Abraham Gerber / Staff reporters, with AFP, BEIJING
Politicians in Taiwan backed the “status quo” yesterday after Beijing stepped
up its rhetoric against Taiwanese independence, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) warning against “separatist activities” and pledging to safeguard China’s “territorial integrity.”
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) played down Li’s remarks that a peaceful and stable relationship across the Taiwan Strait should be developed under the so-called “1992 consensus” and that both sides are “part of one big family.”
“The DPP’s cross-strait policy is to maintain the status quo as president-elect Tsai [Ing-wen, 蔡英文] proposed,” DPP spokesperson Wang Min-sheng (王閔生) said.
“This is not only in line with mainstream public opinion in Taiwan, but would also maintain regional stability,” Wang said. [FULL STORY]