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Mainland warns Taiwan's DPP to take hands off Hong Kong

(Xinhua)    08:23, September 12, 2019

BEIJING, Sept. 11 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson Wednesday told Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority to immediately take its hands off Hong Kong.

"We once again solemnly warn the DPP authority to immediately take its hands off Hong Kong, and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, conniving with and sheltering violent radicals and undermining relations across the Taiwan Strait," said Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, at a press conference.

"The DPP authority has played an extremely disgraceful role in the recent situation in Hong Kong," he said.

The DPP has stirred up trouble, fueled the flames and colluded with separatist elements advocating "Hong Kong independence" in an attempt to push Hong Kong into chaos and undermine "one country, two systems," Ma said.

In addition, it has incessantly taken the opportunity to attack and slander the mainland and create an "anti-China" atmosphere so as to gain electoral benefits, he added.

Ignoring the security and well-being of the people in Taiwan, the DPP authority invited separatist elements advocating "Hong Kong independence" to visit Taiwan, providing shelter for violent radicals, making Taiwan a "haven sheltering criminals" and opening the door to chaos in Taiwan, Ma said.

Ma stressed that "Hong Kong's independence" and "Taiwan independence" are both malignant tumors that seriously harm the interests of the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and those from Hong Kong, as well as the overall interests of the Chinese nation.

"If these two forces are allowed to merge, it will not only be detrimental to Hong Kong, but also to Taiwan in the end," Ma said.

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