More Taiwan separatists to be punished, says Spokesperson

BEIJING: The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said more “Taiwan independence” separatists will be added to a blacklist and punished, and there is no tolerance for acts that blatantly challenge China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
This came after three Taiwan officials were named earlier this month on the blacklist: Su Tseng-chang, head of Taiwan’s executive body; Yu Shyi-kun, who oversees the local “legislature” in Taiwan; and Joseph Wu Jau-shieh, the island’s leader of external affairs.
Their punishments included a mainland travel ban and restrictions on companies related to them that have business on the mainland.
“We also noticed that some Taiwan secessionists are very active recently and they even said they feel sorry about not being included in the list. But no worries, they will have time to regret their actions,” said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, during a regular briefing on Wednesday.
“The necessity of national unity and the crackdown on Taiwan separatist forces is determined by the developing trend of the cross-strait relationship … and it’s an irreversible historical trend,” Zhu added.
When asked about the investigation into alleged illegal behaviors of chemical fiber, textile and cement factories belonging to the Taiwan Far Eastern Group, she released the details, saying they were fined some 474 million yuan ($74 million) for violating laws and regulations in areas like environmental protection, land use, employee occupational health, taxation and product quality.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN
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