BULLYING: The CCP has been accusing Taiwan of trying to gain independence to divert attention from its incompetence in resolving its own affairs, the MAC said
Date: Oct 12, 2019
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
As Taiwanese have unequivocally rejected the “one country, two systems” formula that China hasproposed for it, the Chinese government should stop embarrassing itself by harassing Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday.
The council issued the statement in response to China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), which criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) Double Ten National Day address as an attempt to “vilify the ‘one country, two systems’ policy, thereby stoking anti-China sentiment.”
Tsai’s address “exposed the Democratic Progressive Party administration’s pro-Taiwanese independence nature, which runs counter to the overall interests of the Zhonghua minzu [ethnic Chinese groups],” TAO spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said earlier yesterday.
The speech “smacks of confrontational thinking and animosity” and was an attempt to belittle “one country, two systems” to stoke anti-China sentiment, he said. [FULL STORY]