A citizen runs in front of the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, on Oct. 1, 2019.(Xinhua/Chen Bin)
BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday warned against attempts pushing for the so-called “constitutional change” in Taiwan by a small number of stubborn secessionists playing tricks of “referendums” to seek independence.
These attempts will jeopardize cross-Strait relations, tear apart Taiwan society and endanger the interests of Taiwan compatriots, said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.
Resolutely cracking down on the secessionists seeking “Taiwan independence” and deterring such actions are necessary for safeguarding the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, Zhu said.
“We will pay close attention to the moves of the pro-independence secessionists,” she said, adding that they could face serious consequences. ■