|An Fengshan, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council invites reporters to raise questions in a press conference in Beijing on April 27, 2016. (Photo / Xinhua)|
BEIJING – The Chinese mainland's stance on adhering to the one-China principle and opposing "Taiwan independence" is unswerving, and will gain more recognition and support from the international community, a spokesperson said Wednesday.
China hails Sao Tome and Principe's decision to end the so-called "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan
An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks while commenting on an announcement by the government of Sao Tome and Principe to end the so-called "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan.
The Chinese foreign ministry, meantime, appreciated Sao Tome and Principe government's decision to break the so-called "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan.
China welcomes the country to be back on the right track of the one-China principle, Hua Chunying, spokesperson of the ministry, said commenting on the Sao Tome and Principe government’s announcement on Tuesday (local time).
The one-China principle, which concerns China's core interests and the 1.3 billion Chinese people' feelings, is the political basis and premise on which China is to develop friendly relations of cooperation with foreign countries, Hua said.
Hua added the principle, which was acknowledged in the Resolution 2758 adopted by the UN General Assembly in October 1971, has become universal consensus in the international community.