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The CCP’s Oppressive Actions Against Taiwan and United Front Work Aimed at Dividing Taiwan Reveal Its Hypocritical and Two-faced Nature

  • Date:2021-12-11

  The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (December 11, 2021) stated the following position in response to the comments made at the Straits Forum regarding "opposing independence and promoting unification" by Wang Yang, Chairman of mainland China's Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in a bid to achieve a united political front:

1. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign country. The two sides across the Taiwan Strait should not be subordinate to each other. The authoritarian regime of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has no right to comment on or participate in the future or development of the democratic society of Taiwan. Moreover, Taiwan will never accept the development path for cross-Strait relations that is wishfully and forcefully laid out by the CCP.

2. The Beijing authorities have repeatedly misjudged the development of the situation. The actions they have taken, namely political coercion and united front work aimed at dividing Taiwan, have revealed their hypocritical and two-faced nature. They are the saboteur threatening peace in the Taiwan Strait and endangering democracy and freedom. The CCP’s unjustified and rigid Taiwan policy has mired itself in a vicious cycle of contradictory predicaments; in response, Taiwan and the international community have called on the CCP to exercise self-restrain and have taken pre-emptive measures accordingly.

3. Many of the CCP’s negative moves against Taiwan in recent times have aroused antipathy across party lines in Taiwan; they have also demonstrated that the Straits Forum is indeed a platform set up for the CCP’s unilateral united front purposes. The MAC's consistent measures on reminding people to abide by related regulations when conducting cross-Strait exchanges have proved effective in mitigating the united front operations from the other side across the Taiwan Strait. We support healthy, orderly, and law-abiding engagement and interactions and hope against China setting political or arbitrary obstacles to hinder cross-Strait mutual understanding. We hope that the people of Taiwan would see through the CCP's two-pronged approach and jointly safeguard the best interests of the country.