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Govt work report reiterates opposition to ‘Taiwan independence’

Updated: Mar 5,2017 10:19 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Chinese mainland will resolutely oppose and contain separatist activities seeking “Taiwan independence,” a government work report to be delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on March 5.

“We will never tolerate any activity, in any form or name, which attempts to separate Taiwan from the motherland,” said the report available just before the opening of the annual session of China’s top legislature.

It said the Chinese mainland would thoroughly implement the policies on work related to Taiwan, uphold the one-China principle, and safeguard the 1992 Consensus as the common political foundation.

National sovereignty and territorial integrity will be protected, while peaceful development of cross-Straits relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits will be safeguarded, it said.

The report pledged efforts to continue to advance integrated economic and social development between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, and offered to make it easier for Taiwan compatriots, particularly young people, to study, work, and live in the mainland.

“People on both sides of the Taiwan Straits should keep in mind the greater interests of the nation, firmly advance peaceful reunification of China, and jointly create better lives and a bright future for all Chinese.” it said.