Beijing ‘won’t allow Taiwan reunification to be postponed indefinitely’

South China Morning Post
Date: 10 Mar, 2019 
By: Minnie Chan  

  • Cai Peihui, representing self-ruled island at legislative session, also says mainland will not hesitate to ‘liberate’ Taiwan if it declares independence
  • Another delegate, Huang Zhixian, tells panel independence-leaning parties ‘are not qualified’ to talk to Beijing about ‘one country, two systems’

NPC delegate Cai Peihui suggested Beijing could allow Taiwan greater autonomy if it agrees to the “one country, two systems” model. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing will not put off reunification with Taiwan forever but it hopes to bring the self-ruled island back into the China fold through peaceful means, according to a National People’s Congress delegate.
In an interview, Cai Peihui described Chinese President Xi Jinping as “an aspiring and visionary leader” and said “he will not allow [the reunification agenda] to be postponed indefinitely”.
Cai is one of 13 members of the Taiwan delegation – all of whom have a connection to the island but do not live there – attending the annual legislative session in Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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