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Taiwan has never been a country: Chinese mainland spokesperson

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

10-26-2016 16:44 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan is an indispensable part of China and has never been a country, said a spokesperson of the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.

It is a basic fact and the legal basis for cross-Strait relations, and it has never been and cannot be changed, said An Fengshan, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, at a regular press conference.

An made the remarks in response to a question concerning a Taiwan official's recent remarks saying that relations across the Taiwan Strait are special state-to-state relations.

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan belong to one and the same China, and the false "two states" theory has already been rejected by the people of both the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, as well as the international community, according to An.

No body or organization will succeed in seeking Taiwan independence through any form, said An.

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