Beijing urges DPP to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs
Updated 19:42, 11-Sep-2019

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, urges Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to "stop meddling" in Hong Kong affairs, stop shielding radical protesters, and damaging cross-strait relations.

He made the remarks in response to recent comments from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen, who publicly invited radical protest leaders to Taiwan and claimed to shield radical protesters from Hong Kong.

"The DPP authority has played an extremely disgraceful role in the recent situation in Hong Kong," Ma said, noting that the DPP has incessantly taken the opportunity to attack and slander the Chinese mainland and create an "anti-China" atmosphere so as to gain electoral benefit.

Ma stressed that "Hong Kong's independence" and "Taiwan independence" are both malignant tumors that seriously harm the interests of the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and those from Hong Kong, as well as the overall interests of the Chinese nation.

It will pose the greatest threat to the peace and stability of cross-strait relations if the two forces merge together, Ma warned, calling on Taiwan compatriots to resist any separatist activities.

Regarding the "One Country, Two Systems" plan for Taiwan, Ma reiterated that the scientific concept serves the interests of both sides and is the best choice for Taiwan.

He believes that with time, more and more people in Taiwan will understand and eventually accept it.

(With input from Xinhua)