government of taiwan He asked Beijing recognize that the island is not part of Chinain response to a new reunification proposal presented by the Asian giant.
“Once again we ask that Beijing recognize the fact that Taiwan is not part of China and vice versa. You should respect the people of Taiwan for upholding the nation’s sovereignty and believing in freedom and democracy.”picked up the ‘Taipei Times’.
Similarly, the Taiwanese authorities denounced Chinese “propaganda”, while they called for the halting of military threats and the “imposition of their political framework”.
“They should also handle cross-strait affairs in a manner that is reasonable, equitable, practical and respectful of each other,” said the Mainland Affairs Council, the government’s administrative agency. “This would create a condition for healthy interactions between Taiwan and China”he added.
These statements have come after the increase in tensions in the Taiwan Strait, as the Taiwanese authorities repeatedly denounce incursions by warplanes.
The Chinese government lowered its tone with Taiwan and proposed intensifying efforts to the reestablishment of trade and economic ties with the island.
Outgoing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reiterated that Beijing to Take Determined Steps to Oppose “Taiwan Independence” and to promote “reunification”, at the same time that he has indicated that he has fought against separatism.
“As we Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are one family bound by blood, we should promote economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation, and improve systems and policies that contribute to the well-being of our compatriots,” Li said, according to a review. ‘South China Morning Post’.
In this sense, the ‘premier’ indicated that the Asian giant will adhere to the principle of one China and promote the peaceful development of ties between Beijing and Taipei.
“We should encourage people on both sides of the Strait to jointly promote Chinese culture and advance the rejuvenation of China,” he added during a speech at the Chinese National People’s Congress.
According to his report, the Communist Party has already been waging “an important fight against secession” in Taiwan and against the “meddling”, in apparent reference to USAa country that Beijing criticizes as interfering in its internal affairs.
Taiwan, with whom the North American country does not maintain official relations, is one of the largest Reasons for conflict between China and the USmainly because Washington is he main arms supplier of Taiwan and would be its greatest military ally in the event of a war with the Asian giant.
(With information from Europa Press)
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