BEIJING TRANSLATION COMPANY: On the morning of December 26, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, answered reporters'questions on recent hot issues on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Q: After Taiwan's "Nine in One" election, many counties and cities in south-central Taiwan with pig farming industry are looking forward to mainland tourists visiting Taiwan. I would like to ask whether the mainland has prepared relevant plans for the prevention of swine fever in Africa to prevent the spread of the African swine fever virus to Taiwan.
Answer: You probably don't know much about some international customs functions. In principle, local customs are only responsible for imports. Exports are performed by local customs. As I said earlier, the mainland customs has strengthened its propaganda for tourists to Taiwan through various measures.
Q: As you mentioned earlier, 60 million text messages have been sent to passengers from the mainland. However, when a passenger or a matchmaker arrived at Taoyuan Airport for customs clearance, it was found that there were live pork or pork products in his luggage, and that African swine fever virus was detected and punished. I would like to ask the spokesman, these landers or land matching, in the mainland did not see the relevant reports of African swine fever, do not know about this matter. So these products were mistakenly brought into Taiwan. Spokesperson, do we have a more active way to inform the mainland residents about relevant issues?
A: I have just introduced that the mainland customs has made efforts. As for your individual tourists, that is their personal behavior. These punished people don't understand propaganda. That's the media's one-sided statement and can't be used as a basic argument.
We are all unwilling to see that the epidemic has harmed the vital rights and interests of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Although the relevant channels and communication of public departments on both sides of the Strait are not functioning properly due to Taiwan's reasons, we hope that both sides of the Strait will make efforts to strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic and reduce the harm to the rights and interests of the people on both sides.