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Taiwan president: ECFA is conducive to peace with China

Taiwan president: ECFA is conducive to peace with China
Taiwan president: ECFA is conducive to peace with China
Taiwan president: ECFA is conducive to peace with China

President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday noted that the planned Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) is conducive to maintenance of the status quo for both sides of the Taiwan Strait and build up the pressure for China to withdraw its missiles targeted at this island, according to Liberty Times report.

“The US has never worried about its sovereignty as its economic ties with China tighten,” said Ma at an interview held by the Central News Agency (CNA), explaining the importance of the trade pact with China.

Ma, in the meat grinder of public opprobrium for years of mismanagement, noted that the trade accord is not China’s bait for ultimate unification, but a trigger for deeper interdependence that can effectively lower incidence of wars.

“As the ECFA with China hits the road later this year, China might encounter growing pressure from calls to dismount these missiles,” said Ma.

However, Ma’s remark has caused repercussions farther afield. A governmental official said on condition of anonymity that the abolition of the anti-cession law, a legitimate reminder of military counter against independence of Taiwan, is the most important implication for removal of missiles, not the trade pact with China as Ma claimed.

If Ma is right about him claim, he cannot explain the surging number of missiles deployed against Taiwan after the Three Direct Links took effect, reported added.


Updated : 2021-05-12 03:51 GMT+08:00