Come what may, reunification of Taiwan with mainland is the goal

Global Times
Date: 2019/7/23
By: Luo Yuan Source:

Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of issuing Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the start of 2019. In his speech, Xi proposed exploring the "two systems" formula for Taiwan island and enriching peaceful reunification.

The principle is centered on the idea that only a "two systems" can be explored. A "one country" solution is not included. 

The principle of "one country" concerns sovereignty, which is not negotiable. There is only one China in the world. Taiwan is part of it. Historical and legal facts cannot be changed by any person or force. The flexibility aspect involves the premise of how "one country" provides a platform for dialogue on a "two systems" plan that fits with Taiwan public opinion and provides benefits to the compatriots. 

In the past, some Taiwanese have challenged the principle of one country, two systems. Some of them have opposed the concept of "one country." Some are utilizing their opposition against one country, two systems principle as a tool to win more votes and shape Taiwan public opinion. Both are intolerable.    [FULL  STORY]

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