Taiwan Strait 臺灣海峽
Strait /streɪt/ adj. 狹窄的；苦惱的 n. 海峽；困境
Liu Jieyi, the Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, extended New Year greetings to people in Taiwan and called for joint efforts across the Taiwan Straits to promote peaceful reunification.
The year 2018 has seen concerted hard work from people on both sides to promote cross-Strait relations, said Liu, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, in the New Year message carried by the "Relations Across Taiwan Straits" magazine.
Faced with the obstruction and provocation from the Democratic Progressive Party administration and attempts of "Taiwan independence," the mainland has worked hard to promote the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, advance toward peaceful reunification, and improve the well being of people on both sides, Liu said.
Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee
State Council Taiwan Affairs Office
In order to achieve this goal, we will strengthen our cooperation and make joint efforts.
Beijing warned the move would trigger a serious crisis across the Taiwan Strait.