China warns against attempts to pursue 'Taiwan independence'
China has called on Taiwan compatriots to guard against moves by Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities to prepare ground for seeking "Taiwan independence," Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
Against people's strong wish for peaceful and stable lives, the DPP authorities have been enthusiastically cooking up and lobbying for a so-called "referendum" on amending the "constitution," said State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesman Ma Xiaoguang, commenting on relevant remarks from Taiwan's high-profile DPP officials.
Their ultimate goal is to pave the way for further manipulation of "constitution amendment" to seek "Taiwan independence," Ma noted.
At the National Congress in Beijing on Saturday, the Chinese Communist Party added anti-Taiwan independence language into its party constitution, which commits the party to "resolutely opposing and deterring" Taiwan independence and "resolutely implementing the policy of One Country, Two Systems." China and Taiwan separated after a civil war in 1949, but Beijing sees the island as its territory.