Beijing: Taiwan's compatriots suffer from DPP's 'green terror'
A Chinese mainland spokesperson accused Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority of creating "green terror" on the island, restricting cross-Strait exchanges for their benefit, and taking regular communication as Beijing's involvement in Taiwan's upcoming leadership election.
In Taiwan, the pro-independence DPP and its supporters are described as the "green" camp, while the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party and its supporters are called the "blue" camp.
Beijing has never been involved in Taiwan elections, and resolutely opposes any words or deeds that discredit the Chinese mainland, said Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.
She said that Beijing is concerned about the prospects of cross-Strait relations and Taiwan compatriots' interests and welfare. Policies such as "31 measures", mainland residence permits for Taiwan residents and "26 measures" have been introduced, based on the needs of Taiwan residents. Meanwhile, measures such as water supply from Fujian to Kinmen, bridging Taiwan businessmen with opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Yangtze River Delta regional integration, and the Belt and Road construction have been widely welcomed by Taiwan compatriots and enterprises.
On the other hand, in the past three years, the DPP authority has tried to divide Taiwan society and create cross-Strait hostility. They spared no efforts to prevent Taiwan's compatriots and enterprises from coming to the Chinese mainland for exchange and development. Taiwan's enterprises, retired officials and officers, teachers and students, the tourism industry and the media are suffering under their "green terror," she said.
Raising confrontation and undermining cross-Strait relations is the tactics of the DPP authority in manipulating elections, Zhu added. The recent complicated and grim situation in the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan compatriots' distress and anxiety about the future are rooted in this.
Reversal of right and wrong
Zhu further said that Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's comment on cross-Strait relations last Wednesday was completely wrong and misleading.
She said the DPP authority unilaterally denied the "1992 Consensus" and undermined cross-Strait relations, restrained cross-Strait economic and trade cooperation and harmed the vital interests of Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan's economic development.
She also reminded compatriots on both sides to be highly vigilant and not to be fooled.
Responding to a U.S. defense bill approved recently supporting U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, Zhu said the bill violates the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiqués, seriously damages China-U.S. relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.
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