Mainland: Taiwan compatriots in Hubei should not be stopped from returning home

Taiwan authorities should not prevent Taiwan compatriots in Hubei Province from returning their home, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, in an interview on Thursday.

Urging the Taiwan authorities to stop all political manipulation immediately, Ma called for them to as soon as possible cooperate with China Eastern Airlines and provide necessary conditions for the return of Taiwan compatriots.

Ma's remarks came after the airlines failed to fly Taiwan compatriots in Hubei Province back home initially scheduled for February 5 and 6, due to the prevention by the Taiwan authority.

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