Are these people Orwellian speaking totalitarians or what!
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday said 2007 is a crucial period for opposing “Taiwan independence” and safeguarding peace across the Taiwan Strait.
Spokesman Yang Yi said at a press conference that cross-Strait relations would face severe challenges this year, as Taiwan authorities tried to seek “de jure independence” through the so-called “constitutional reform” which might enter into a “substantive” stage.
He said that resolutely curbing the “Taiwan independence” secessionist activities and safeguarding peace across the Taiwan Strait were still the most important and urgent tasks for compatriots across the Taiwan Strait.
“We will make the utmost efforts to seek peaceful reunification with maximum sincerity. We cannot tolerate ‘Taiwan independence’ and will not allow Taiwan to secede from China by any means,” Yang said.
New Zeal Secede? Secede? How can an independent country secede?