Spokesperson warns against Taiwan legislative body's move impeding cross-Strait exchanges

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-11 18:44:16|Editor: huaxia
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BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- A mainland spokesperson on Wednesday warned Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority against inciting confrontation, creating hostility and impeding exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, including recent legislative body's move restricting Taiwan individuals and organizations from cross-Strait exchanges.

"Those who play with fire will burn themselves," said Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, in response to a question at a regular press conference given by the office.

For a period of time now, the DPP authority and "Taiwan independence" forces, acting for their party's or personal benefit only, have spared no effort in attacking parties, organizations and individuals with different political stances, intimidating and punishing Taiwan people for participating in cross-Strait exchanges on fabricated charges and muzzling critical public opinion, thus creating "green terror" and a "chilling effect," the spokesperson said.

If their contrived legislation move is allowed to succeed, cross-Strait relations will revert to the era when the "Martial Law" was enacted in Taiwan, and the situation across the Taiwan Strait will return to tension and turbulence, Ma said.