China: Taiwan 'two states' theory nothing but 'pipe dream'
China says Taiwan's ruling party is avoiding responsibility for undermining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, responded to independence-seeking remarks by a Taiwan official, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Thursday.
Zhu pointed out that the Taiwanese official's remarks "have further exposed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) - the ruling party in Taiwan - authority's nature of shirking responsibility for undermining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and of continual provocation to seek independence."
The spokesperson considered that "the DPP has distorted the special state of political confrontation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, perpetuated by the civil war in China, into the 'two states' theory and 'one country on each side.'"
"No matter what pretense or rhetoric they may use, their key point is to attempt to deny the fact that both sides of the Strait belong to one China and to undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Zhu said.
Cheating with "two states" theory
She also made it clear to the DPP that cheating with the "two states" theory and seeking independence under the disguise of sending "goodwill" is "nothing but a pipe dream."
"Only by recognizing the 1992 Consensus and acknowledging that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one and the same China can cross-Strait relations return to the right track of peaceful development," Zhu affirmed.
The Chinese Ministry of Defense stressed Thursday that no force can prevent the reunification of China and Taiwan.
Xi: Taiwan issue must be handled properly
It is noteworthy that Chinese President Xi Jinping had warned his US counterpart Joe Biden that the Taiwan issue must be handled properly to avoid harming relations, according to Chinese media.
China says Taiwan is the most sensitive and crucial subject in its dealings with the United States and that it should be brought back into the fold by force if necessary.
Washington has no official diplomatic ties with Taipei but is Taiwan's major international patron and arms supplier.