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Opposition to "One Country, Two Systems" is a Consensus in Taiwan: The CCP's So-called Taiwan Policy is Out of Touch with the Cross-Strait Reality

  • Date:2020-01-19

        The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (January 19, 2020) made a statement regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) reiteration of principles such as the "Xi's five points" at the Central Leading Group for Taiwan Affairs. The MAC emphasized that benign cross-Strait interaction and development is the responsibility of both sides, and neither side is entitled to unilaterally impose its will on the other. Taiwan has made clear opposition to the "one country, two systems." The Beijing authorities should understand that their Taiwan-related work has long been out of touch with cross-Strait realities, and is not the right path to their end goal. The MAC called on mainland China to acknowledge that the only key to getting on top of future developments lies in facing the reality and upholding "peace, parity, democracy, and dialogue."

        The MAC reiterated that the Republic of China (ROC) is a sovereign state, and that Taiwan has never been part of the People's Republic of China (PRC). This is an indisputable fact. The ROC government has been handling cross-Strait affairs, steadfastly safeguarding national sovereignty, democracy, and freedom, and maintaining the status quo of cross-Strait peace and stability in accordance with the ROC Constitution, the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, and other relevant laws. We have shown the greatest goodwill and will not make any further compromises or concessions.