The Chinese mainland's national security authorities' Thunder 2020 Crackdown has unearthed hundreds of espionage cases involving spies from Taiwan, Chinese national broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday.
The annual Han Kuang military exercises in southeast China's Taiwan kicked off on Monday and this year's exercises are taking place amid increasing tensions between China and the the U.S., who uses arms sales as a double benefits method, politically and economically.
Since having published the four-pillar policy guidelines on cross-Straits relations last Friday, Taiwan's opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) hasn't had peaceful time. Viewing the 1992 Consensus as "a historical description of past cross-Strait interaction," the latest guidelines were criticized and questioned both inside and outside the party for weakening the political foundation of the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations.
Contrary to popular belief, Tsai's "two states" theory did not start when she became the regional leader, but began in early 1999.
Over the past 40 years, solving the Taiwan question and realizing the complete reunification of China has long become the deep calling and common aspiration of all Chinese people, both in the country and overseas.
Five months since the fiasco in Taiwan's leadership election, Taiwan's opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) received another blow after its leadership candidate Han Kuo-yu was ousted by Kaohsiung residents, adding more pressure to the party over its stance on its ties with the Chinese mainland.