In this Feb 22, 2017 photo, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, addresses a press conference in Beijing, capital of China. (CHEN YEHUA / XINHUA)
BEIJING - A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Tuesday said
that Taiwan separatists will suffer by their own hand.
The mainland and Taiwan belong to one China. As an inseparable part of China's territory, Taiwan has never been a country, and will not become a country, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said in response to Taiwan-related remarks made by the island's executive head Lai Ching-te.
"The remarks which mentioned 'Taiwan independence' was a flagrant provocation of the cross-Straits relations. Any attempts at 'Taiwan independence' by secessionist forces are doomed to fail and will receive condemnation from the people and punishment from history," An said.
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