The spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs office has fervently condemned the “collusion” between Taiwan and foreign powers, denouncing attempts to seek Taiwan independence as meddling with “China’s status quo.”

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman, Ma Xiaoguang, stated that Beijing will never accept foreign powers meddling in Taiwan and mainland China’s affairs on Wednesday, adding that China “will never tolerate attempts to seek independence or wanton intervention in the Taiwan issue by foreign forces, so we need to make a strong response to these acts of collusion.”

The statement was made during a regular press meeting on Taiwan issues, amid worsening relations between Washington and Beijing over the island, which China sees as an integral part of its territory. (RT)