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Chen Shui-bian's adherence to "Taiwan independence" hinders cross-straits exchanges

ĦĦĦĦBEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chen Shui-bian's stubborn adherence to the "Taiwan independence" stance over the last six years has hindered cross-straits exchanges, a mainland spokesman said here Wednesday.

ĦĦĦĦLi Weiyi, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a regular press conference, saying Chen has repeatedly provoked cross-straits confrontations which hampered the development of cross-straits relations.