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Hau expresses his hope for unification

‘DESINICIZATION’:A senior Chinese official said a small number of pro-independence advocates have tried to prevent the development of a peaceful cross-strait relationship

By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Hau led a delegation of KMT members, lawmakers and academics who departed for China on Monday and are scheduled to return to Taiwan tonight.

Wang said at the forum that the “one China” principle is the “political foundation of cross-strait relations” and that the “1992 consensus” is the key to ensuring peace across the Taiwan Strait.

“Since 2016, the Democratic Progressive Party has allowed certain people to carry out a series of measures aimed at desinicization and has thwarted cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, while a small number of Taiwanese independence advocates have tried to prevent the development of a peaceful cross-strait relationship,” Wang said, adding that this has led to a standoff between the two sides.

Taiwanese independence advocates and their campaigns are a threat to China’s sovereignty and peace across the Taiwan Strait, he said, adding that they must be opposed.

“Any attempt to challenge the ‘one China’ principle and any trick and measure performed in the hope of realizing independence are doomed to fail,” he said.

Additional reporting by Chung Li-hua

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