BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday said that the future of Taiwan lies in China's reunification, and the wellbeing of Taiwan compatriots hinges on China's reunification.
Once peaceful reunification is achieved under the "one country, two systems," it will bring tangible benefits to Taiwan compatriots, said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.
Zhu made the remarks at a regular press conference while responding to a media inquiry related to the white paper "The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era," which dedicated a chapter to the benefits that China's reunification would bring to Taiwan and Taiwan people.
After China's reunification, the systems and mechanisms for economic cooperation across the Taiwan Strait will be further improved, and industrial and supply chains will be steadier and smoother, Zhu noted. And many problems that have long plagued Taiwan's economy and Taiwan people can be resolved through integrated cross-Strait development.
Taiwan's cultural creativity will also be given a great boost, she added.
After China's reunification, Taiwan's social system and way of life will be fully respected, and the private property, religious beliefs, and lawful rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots will be fully protected. Taiwan compatriots will also have a vast space for development and enjoy greater security and dignity in the international community, she said.
The Democratic Progressive Party authorities have deliberately attacked and slandered the "one country, two systems," in moves purely made for selfish political gains, Zhu said, adding that if they willfully make provocations aiming at "Taiwan independence," they will push Taiwan people into the abyss of disaster. ■