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United Daily News: Part of China

United Daily News: Part of China

Taiwan editorial abstract (File 2 of a daily roundup) Complexity aside, the cross-Taiwan Strait stalemate essentially stems from the fact that policymakers' horizons are not broad enough and their way of thinking not flexible enough, thus narrowing the prospects and outlets for relations between the two sides.
Being confined to the term "sovereignty" is Beijing's dilemma.
Other split countries such as East and West Germany either recognized or did not deny each other's sovereignty. How come only Taiwan and China have become stalemated over their interpretation of the word.
We probably can say that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are not being confined by "sovereignty, " but by their own horizons and way of thinking.
Beijing used to say: "There is only one China in the world.
Taiwan is part of China. The People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China." But this has been replaced with: "There is only one China in the world. Both the mainland and Taiwan are parts of China. China's sovereignty and territory must not be separated." We can see that Beijing has been broadening its horizons and way of thinking, or we can even say that it is using the approach of "agreeing to disagree on one China" to create new prospects and outlets for cross-strait relations.
We hope that under the "rooftop theory" developed by the East and West Germany and European Union, there will be better prospects and outlets for cross-strait ties. This can be summed up as the "new new saying": "There is only one China in the world. Both the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China are parts of China. China's sovereignty and territory must not be separated." (Jan. 30, 2010) (By Y.F. Low)




Updated : 2020-11-30 10:48 GMT+08:00