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Mainland tells DPP to drop hostility

BEIJING -- A Chinese mainland official on Wednesday criticized Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)'s insistence on hostile attitude to everything involving the mainland.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said this attitude is like "a toxin" for the DPP.

"Only by eliminating this toxin will the DPP find a way out for future development," he warned at a regular press conference.

Ma made the remarks when asked to comment on an opinion poll showing about 40 percent of the island's respondents dissatisfied with the DPP's indiscriminate hostility against the mainland.