The root causes for the destabilized relations between the Chinese mainland and the Taiwan region are attempts by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority and "independence forces" seeking so-called "Taiwan Independence," a Chinese mainland spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Ma Xiaoguang, the spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks during a press briefing in response to a poll. The poll results showed that many Taiwan residents think military confrontations would be unavoidable if the two sides are to resolve their political disputes.
Ma said Beijing wouldn't comment on any specific polls from Taiwan as they are designed and formed differently.
He then stressed that the two sides acknowledge that the Chinese mainland and the Taiwan region both belong to China as they have agreed on the 1992 Consensus, laying common political foundation for the peaceful development of cross-strait ties.
"We are willing to do our utmost to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification, but will never leave any room for all forms of 'Taiwan independence' secessionist activities," Ma said.