The Chinese mainland strongly opposes Taiwan's history textbook adjustment act as it will only harm Taiwan's younger generations, further weaken cross-Strait relations and intensify the nature of cross-Strait confrontations, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said on Wednesday.
Ma made the remarks in response to a new high school history curriculum passed by Taiwan's education authorities, warning that pushing "de-sinicization" and "Taiwan independence" in education would poison the younger generation in Taiwan.
According to recent reports, the new curriculum allegedly makes Chinese history part of East Asian history.
Taiwan and the mainland belong to one China, people on both sides are all Chinese, and Taiwanese culture is an inalienable part of Chinese culture, Ma said.
No "de-sinicization" moves can separate the connections of history and culture across the Strait, Ma stressed.
This activity by the Democratic Progressive Party administration is strongly opposed by Taiwanese society and the "Taiwan independence" activity has forgotten the origins of the island and will receive strong objections from compatriots on both sides, Ma said.
(With input from Xinhua News Agency)