BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Any attempts to provoke and create confrontation between compatriots across the Taiwan Strait is doomed to failure, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.
An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to questions related to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration's attempts to further block cross-Strait exchanges.
The DPP administration's actions reflected the selfishness of its agenda and went against the common aspiration of compatriots on both sides for peace, cooperation and development, An said at a press conference.
He called on compatriots across the Strait to join hands to push forward cross-Strait relations and create a better future for the Chinese nation.
Highlighting the media's role in promoting cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding and affection between compatriots on both sides, An said the mainland has been encouraging and supporting cross-Strait media exchanges throughout the years.
However, the DPP administration and a tiny number of separatist elements in the island are too afraid to see that happen and launched crackdowns and attacks on Taiwan media that objectively report the true situation on the mainland and support the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, according to An.
What they have done is strongly opposed and condemned by the people on both sides of the Strait and will be proven as wrong in history, said An.