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Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian on unjustified comments by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office
2018/03/23

Ms. Zeng Rong, Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, recently wrote a letter to the Guardian on the unjustified comments by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office carried by the newspaper. On 22 March 2018, the Guardian published the main content of the letter with the title “Nothing can stop China’s reunification” in its paper edition, and the full text of the letter with the title “There is only one China, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of it” in its web edition. The full text of the letter is as follows:

Sir, Claims by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office (Letters, March 9) that Taiwan is “a separate territory” and that the Chinese mainland “makes progress in cross-Straits relations more difficult” are inconsistent with the facts.

There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of China. This is the universal consensus of the international community. The moves by a few separatist forces can neither change this fact, block the development of relations across the Taiwan Straits, nor reverse the course of peaceful reunification of China.

People on both sides of the Taiwan Straits are brothers and sisters of one big family. The peaceful development of cross-Straits relations is their common aspiration and an irresistible trend. The development of the Chinese mainland is bringing increasing opportunities to the Taiwan compatriots.

In the spirit of “one big family”, the Chinese mainland has in recent years adopted a series of policies and measures to promote cross-Straits economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation, sharing opportunities arising from its development with the Taiwan compatriots. In the latest such effort on equal treatment, the mainland released 31 measures on 28 February 2018, including 12 involving Taiwanese enterprises operating in the mainland and 19 involving Taiwan compatriots studying, setting up businesses, working and living in the mainland. Such policies and measures have been applauded and welcomed by people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, particularly the people in Taiwan.

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