China urged to respect Taiwan’s general election results

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/17
By: Yin Chun-chieh, Scarlett Chai and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC,大陸委員會) 201601170008t0001has called on China to respect the results of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections that concluded Saturday.

The election demonstrates the mature development of Taiwan’s democratic development, the MAC said in a press release Saturday, adding that all sectors in Taiwan and China should respect the choices of Taiwanese voters and its democratic system and continue to promote the peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations.

Cross-strait peace and prosperity conforms to the interest of Taiwan and China and “both sides have the responsibility” to maintain the status quo, the MAC said in a press release.

Over the past eight years, the government’s promotion of good interactions between the two sides across the strait has contributed greatly to Taiwan’s development on many fronts and gained international recognition, it said.     [FULL  STORY]

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