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The People of Taiwan have Firmly Rejected the CCP's Wishful Thinking and Delusions

  • Date:2021-10-30

  The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (October 30) made a solemn response to the statement by the deputy director of mainland China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) bragging about the CCP’s governance of Taiwan in the wake of unification. The MAC emphasized that the Beijing authorities fail to recognize the current situation in the world and present status of cross-Strait relations; there is also a lack of self-reflection on how to resolve the CCP’s own internal governance predicament. The CCP has wantonly imposed and wishfully depicted a development path for a post-unification Taiwan, a path that has already been categorically rejected by its 23 million people. The MAC expressed deep concern over mainland China’s Taiwan work mindset long mired in lies and delusions.

  The MAC stressed that the CCP's proposal of the "one country, two systems" initiative for Taiwan in the 1980s is rooted in fundamental contradictions that derive mainly from the deficiencies in the CCP's own political and social system. The sole purpose of this initiative was to lure Taiwan into unification; however, both Taiwan's ruling and opposition parties and mainstream public opinion have consistently voiced opposition to this proposal. The TAO’s propaganda about and manipulation of this outdated proposition and its false claim about the potential post-unification benefits for the people and various sectors of Taiwan are all part of a united front fraud seeking to trick Taiwan into embarking on its so-called "democratic consultations" based on the "one country, two systems model for Taiwan." The government cautions all sectors of the society to stay alert.

  The MAC stated that the people of Taiwan have had a clear understanding of the absence of democracy and freedom in the present-day mainland China under the CCP’s rule. The MAC also advised the Beijing authorities to improve their internal governance, face up to the call for democracy of their own people, and address the international community's urge for them to reverse their scrapping of the "one country, two systems" pledge for Hong Kong and exertion of high-pressure, extreme governance in Xinjiang and Tibet. In addition, the present moment sees mainland China faced with systemic crises in the energy, economic, and financial sector. Only by accelerating political and economic reforms and abandoning hegemonic expansion and provocations abroad can the CCP truly work for the well-being of its people.

  Taiwan has been defending itself against the CCP’s threats and challenges for a long time, and it will never take the path laid out by Beijing. The "four commitments" presented by President Tsai Ing-wen represent Taiwan's firm stance and greatest consensus on never bowing to coercion. The MAC called on the other side across the Taiwan Strait to acknowledge that only through dialogue and healthy, orderly exchanges will the two sides be able to resolve their differences. Any attempts to bypass government authority or handle cross-Strait relations through united front tactics meant for dividing the Taiwan society will only prove self-defeating and ineffective.