Mainland renews sanctions on diehard 'Taiwan independence' separatist
Updated 10:45, 07-Apr-2023

A spokesperson for the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday announced sanction measures against diehard "Taiwan independence" separatist Bi-khim Hsiao.

The spokesperson said Hsiao solicited foreign support and looked for U.S. support for the independence agenda to intentionally provoke confrontations across the Taiwan Straits and undermine cross-Straits peace and stability, which further exposed her diehard nature of seeking "Taiwan independence."

The mainland decided to impose further sanction measures on Hsiao, strictly banning Hsiao and her family members from entering the mainland and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, banning her financial sponsors and related businesses from cooperating with mainland organizations and individuals. All other necessary punitive measures will be taken to ensure lifelong accountability according to law, said the spokesperson.

History has proven and will continue to prove that "Taiwan independence" will lead to a dead end, and the brazen provocations of diehard "Taiwan independence" separatists relying on external forces are sure to fail, said the spokesperson.

"No individual or force should underestimate our strong resolve, will and ability to safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the spokesperson added.

The mainland in August imposed sanctions against Hsiao, along with several other "Taiwan independence" diehards, in the wake of a visit to China's Taiwan region by then U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

(With input from Xinhua)

(Cover: File of view of Taipei, China's Taiwan region. /CFP)

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