The China Post
Date: January 27, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Forcing overseas Taiwanese to get involved in the cross-strait
showdown was “unethical and unnecessary,” the Overseas Community Affairs Council minister said Friday.
“What happens across the strait should be decided by the people (living) on both sides,” Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興) said when asked how the council was trying to foster solidarity in the Taiwanese diaspora in the face of recent Chinese efforts to limit Taiwan’s international space.
Asking overseas compatriots to pick sides in the matter was pointless, Wu said.
Legally, overseas Taiwanese are foreign nationals, so “why should they get involved in the dispute (between Taiwan and China)?” he asked. [FULL STORY]