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Mainland rejects Taiwan's claims on African swine fever

(Xinhua)    09:07, February 05, 2019

BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The African swine fever epidemic on the Chinese mainland was effectively dealt with and is under control, said a mainland spokesperson on Sunday.

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks in response to questions on Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority's claims against the mainland on African swine fever.

Ma said the DPP administration attempted to use the African swine fever as a political tool, ignored basic facts and professional knowledge and even made up lies to undermine the relations across the Taiwan Strait.

Ma noted that among the 25 provinces that reported the African swine fever cases, 92 infected areas in 23 provinces have been unlocked.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has spoken highly of the mainland's work on prevention and control over the epidemic, Ma said.

Relevant information could be found on the official website of the mainland's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ma said, noting that the mainland will, as always, take effective measures to prevent pork products from flowing into Taiwan.

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