Li warns external forces against playing 'Taiwan card'
The Chinese mainland will not tolerate any attempt at "Taiwan independence" or any attempt by external forces to "use Taiwan as a card," Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned on Tuesday.
Li made the remarks at a press conference after the conclusion of China's annual legislative session.
He said the mainland has been committed to peaceful development across the Taiwan Strait, stressing that the peaceful reunification of China is the ultimate goal.
People on the two sides of the strait belong to the same family, and the mainland is willing to talk with those in Taiwan upholding the one-China principle, Li noted.