Schools on the Chinese mainland for Taiwanese
children should not use teaching materials against the
One-China Principle, Zhang Mingqing, spokesman of the State
Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a news conference
on December 26.
independence" and the "two states" remarks
were contained in these teaching materials, the younger
generation would be misled, so correct revisions should be
made, Zhang said.
Asked about some
Taiwan business people's participation in Lee Teng-hui's
preparations to constitute a new political organization,
Zhang said, the Chinese people are confident that the
majority of Taiwanese in the business circles can make a
clear distinction between right and wrong and will not do
anything which jeopardizes
relations across the Taiwan
Being a die-hard
separatist, Lee will use all possible means to bring to
fruition his palpable and evil intention to separate Taiwan
from China, Zhang said.
the Taiwan authorities recently approved direct trade and
personnel exchange between Jinmen, Mazu, and the coastal
areas of Fujian Province, these are not the three direct
links of trade, mail and air and shipping services across
the straits, known as the "three direct links," in
a genuine sense and could not meet the demands of
cross-straits exchange, Zhang said.
"We are willing to support the so-called three 'mini
links', but we still hope the Taiwan authorities would give
a go-ahead for the 'three direct links' across the straits
as early as possible," Zhang said.
After Chinese Taipei's accession to the World
Trade Organization (WTO) in the name of "separate
customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Jinmen and Mazu",
the one-China consensus among the international community
has not changed, and China's stand against "Taiwan
independence" remains unchanged, Zhang
"Being an economic
platform for business and trade, WTO should not touch upon
political matters," Zhang added.
As new year is imminent, Zhang extended greetings
to Taiwan compatriots on behalf of the Taiwan affairs
offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee
and the State Council.