Mainland China is ready to create opportunities for peaceful reunification with Taiwan, but will not tolerate separatist activities aimed at ‘Taiwan independence,’ a Chinese official said, Report informs referring to TASS.

“I would like to emphasize that ‘Taiwan independence’ means war,” Chen Binhua, a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said, commenting on statements by politicians from Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party who claimed that Beijing had “no timetable” for military action against the island.