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Chinese mainland tells DPP to stop playing political tricks

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2020-04-13

BEIJING, April 10 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday denounced the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan for playing political tricks by concocting rumors, urging the DPP to focus on the interests of people in Taiwan.

Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said the mainland has from the very outset shared information on the coronavirus outbreak with Taiwan in a timely manner, taking good care of and providing services to Taiwan compatriots living or stranded on the mainland.

The mainland has spared no effort to treat patients from Taiwan, assist Taiwan compatriots in returning to the island, and help Taiwan enterprises receive tangible benefits of local supportive policies and resume work and production in an orderly manner, the spokesperson said.

She added that Taiwan compatriots and enterprises have made donations for the COVID-19 response on the mainland, while actively joining efforts to help with the treatment of patients and voluntary activities.

"All these are a concrete manifestation of 'people on both sides of the Strait belonging to one and the same family,'" Zhu said.

Instead of playing the political tricks of lying, spreading rumors and smearing, the DPP authorities should focus on people's interests so that people in Taiwan can live their lives with peace of mind, Taiwan people willing to return home can have a smooth journey, and Taiwan compatriots no longer need to suffer from the epidemic or struggle for a living, she said.