Chinese mainland refutes DPP administration's censure over El Salvador

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-21 23:11:39|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson Tuesday said Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration overrated itself by trying to sow discord in global community.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to the censure from the DPP administration on the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and El Salvador on Tuesday. The Central American nation severed "diplomatic relations" with Taiwan on the same day.

The attempts by the DPP administration to cover up the truth, shift focus, intensify confrontation across the Taiwan Strait, and damage cross-Strait relations will not succeed, Ma said.

He said El Salvador made the right decision for the interests of both the country and its people, joining the overwhelming majority of the countries in the world.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Salvadorean Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda signed a communique Tuesday in Beijing, announcing "the People's Republic of China and the Republic of El Salvador, in keeping with the interests and desires of the two peoples, have decided to recognize each other and establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level effective from the date of signature of this communique."

"The Government of the Republic of El Salvador recognizes that there is but one China in the world, that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory," the communique said.

"The one-China principle is the international consensus, the general trend and common aspiration of the people," said Ma.

"We once again urge the DPP administration to stop doing anything harmful to the interests and well-being of the Taiwanese people and any efforts going against the trend will be in vain," he said.

Ma called on the DPP administration to return to the path of the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations based on the 1992 Consensus, saying it is the only right choice to make.