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Mainland warns Taiwan not to become part of Trump’s ‘October Surprise’

2020-10-16 09:34:09       source:Global Times

October 15, 2020

"Don't say you have not been forewarned!" The Chinese phrase, which has been used by the Chinese mainland previously before going to war, reappeared on Thursday in a commentary posted on the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China, the People's Daily. The commentary demanded that Taiwan intelligence organs stand on the right side of history, and not to serve the Trump administration to create any "October Surprise" before the November US presidential election.

"People on either side of the Taiwan Straits are not willing to see war. But if one day war breaks out, Taiwan secessionists would be the chief criminal," reads the article bylined  "An Ping," who some observers believe represents the voice of the mainland's state security agency. 

The article was published online after the mainland state security agency revealed selected Taiwan espionage cases that it has cracked down recently.

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