Experts: Security issues being used as pretext to gain support in coming vote
By Zhang Zhihao | China Daily
A spokesman for the Chinese mainland slammed the United States and Taiwan separatists on Wednesday for trying to undermine China’s territorial integrity with their recent military interactions and pro-secession rhetoric.
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a news conference on Wednesday that China resolutely opposes any official interaction or military dialogue between the US and Taiwan.
“The US should handle the Taiwan question carefully and properly, so as not to damage Sino-US ties, or peace and security in the Taiwan Straits,” he said.
Experts said such actions are detrimental to peace and security across the Taiwan Straits, as separatists are desperate to win votes in the election next year by hyping security issues and attempting to draw international support for their goal.