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Taiwan bashes China for ‘delusions’ about unification

‘The Taiwanese people resolutely refused long ago,” says Mainland Affairs Council

Anti-pandemic workers walk down a street in China. (CNA photo)

Anti-pandemic workers walk down a street in China. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said China's claim that “after reunification, Taiwan’s financial income can totally be used to improve civil life” is false in a press release on Saturday (Oct. 30).

The MAC condemned Beijing for its statements about ruling Taiwan, saying the Taiwanese resolutely refused long ago to follow China's path of development. “The government in Beijing does not have a clear view of the current international reality and of the status quo of cross-strait relations and lacks reflection on how to resolve the predicaments in its internal governance,” wrote the MAC.

It expressed concern over China trapping itself in lies and delusions when dealing with Taiwan, as the idea of “one country, two systems” is inherently contradictory. “The key lies in the deficiencies of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) political and social systems, and the only purpose of such a concept is to lure our country into unification,” wrote the MAC.

China's Taiwan Affairs Council lies and misleads by “propagating tactics to promote this outdated message at this time and falsely claiming that Taiwanese will benefit in various areas through unification.”

The MAC advised China to focus on addressing its internal matters, including its energy, economic, and financial crises. Additionally, China should treat its citizens’ demands for democracy seriously as well as the international community’s demand that it remedy its tyranny in Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Tibet, the agency added.

President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “four commitments” represent Taiwan’s stance, the MAC said, urging China to help resolve the countries’ differences through conversation and “healthy, orderly exchanges.”

Updated : 2022-05-19 07:04 GMT+08:00