From AP, via International Herald Tribune:
A top Chinese official warned Friday that moves by Taiwan to assert its independent identity have taken relations into a “period of high danger.”
Speaking at a reception for Oct. 1 national day, Jia Qinglin said China remained committed to using peaceful means to unify with the self-ruled island it claims as its own territory.
However, he added that China would never accept formal independence for Taiwan and said recent moves by the island’s government were driving up tensions. [Full Text]