Chinese general lists 10 ‘privileges’ Taiwan will ‘enjoy’ after surrendering to ‘one country, two systems’ framework
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent interview with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) propaganda radio program Voice of the Strait (海峡之声), a Chinese general listed 10 supposed “privileges” Taiwan would “enjoy” if it surrendered to the tattered “one country, two systems” framework.
PLA Major General Wang Weixing (王衛星) started the propaganda lecture by saying that the people of Taiwan were ultimately deceived by serious stigmatization and demonization of the one country, two systems framework and “lost their right to know the truth.” Wang claimed that the reasons for their vague understanding are complex:
“First, the long-term anti-communist education of the Taiwanese authorities; second, the bad influence of the separatist ideology of Taiwan independence; third, the unwillingness to reunify and willingly evade and reject any plans for reunification; fourth, some media are misguided; fifth, the dissemination of information about ‘one country, two systems’ is insufficient to allow the Taiwanese people to understand it.”
Wang claimed that if Taiwan’s “reunification” was achieved under the model of “peaceful reunification and one country, two systems, Taiwan could be granted 10 “privileges.” He said that under the “one country, two systems” system, Taiwan would essentially have a local government under a unified state structure, but its powers would be greater that those of the provinces of China, and also greater than those of Hong Kong and Macau. [FULL STORY]