Mainland welcomes Taiwan-born artists for cultural exchanges: spokesperson

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday voiced support for the participation of artists from the Taiwan region in cooperation and exchange activities in the film and television sector in developing their careers on the mainland.

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in a press briefing in response to a question over the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) threats to punish artists from the Taiwan region who plan on performing at the Chinese mainland's National Day celebrations.

Ma said that if the DPP wants to blame others, it will always find excuses to justify its acts.

He added the mainland has always celebrated major festivals with compatriots from the Taiwan region, the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and overseas.