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MAC Calls on China to Respect Taiwan Democratic Election Results

  • Date:2020-01-11

MAC Press Release No. 3
 Mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) commented on the results of the Republic of China’s (ROC) 15th Presidential and 10th Legislative Elections. The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated today (January 11, 2020) in response that the elections in Taiwan fully demonstrate the maturity and soundness of our democratic politics, and the results are the clearest and firmest response of the Taiwanese people concerning the situation in the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should respect this outcome. It must also fully face reality, renounce its negative oppression of Taiwan, and promptly return to the track of benign cross-Strait interactions.
 The MAC stressed that the government has been consistent in its position of firmly defending the ROC’s sovereignty and Taiwan's democracy and freedom, it is also committed to maintaining the cross-Strait status quo of peace and stability. President Tsai Ing-wen clearly stated at a post-election press conference that the other side should fully apprehend the fact that the key to cross-Strait development lies in "peace, parity, democracy, and dialogue”. The Beijing authorities should put aside their unilateral political preconditions, abandon intimidation and pressuring strategies, and come to terms with the fact that the Taiwanese people are committed to democratic values and resolutely oppose the "one country, two systems" model. The Mainland should be pragmatic and join Taiwan in opening up a new chapter for cross-Strait relations.