BEIJING, January 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Any form of Taiwan's
"independence" will not be tolerated, a spokesman for the Taiwan
Work Office under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of
China and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said here
The spokesman said that when the leader of Taiwan took office,
he promised not to declare "independence" of Taiwan.
However, he has not done this, the spokesman said, adding the
Taiwan leader has pushed forward activities for Taiwan's "
independence" step by step.
Recently, Taiwan's information office stopped using a Chinese
map pattern as its logo. A non-governmental organization was
forced by the Taiwan authorities to omit the word "China" from its
English annual report.
On January 13, the Taiwan leader declared that Taiwan citizens'
travel certificates should have the word "Taiwan" added in English
this year, and referred to it as a gift to the organizations for
These activities, together with the separatist policies in the
cultural, historical, educational and communication fields, are
aimed at creating favorable conditions for Taiwan's "independence",
said the spokesman.
He said that any form of Taiwan's "independence" will not be
tolerated. If the Taiwan authorities continue to push forward
their process of the "gradual independence of Taiwan", the
relationship between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits will be
strained and the Taiwan authorities will have to take the
unpleasant consequences. Enditem