Ex-president Ma envisions peaceful, democratic unification with China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/05
By: Lee Shu-hua and Flor Wang

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Wednesday that any

Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)

unification between Taiwan and China must be peaceful and democratic, and that his recent “three noes” proposal is in line with the terms of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Constitution.

“If Taiwan and China are to be united, it must be through a peaceful and democratic process and on a gradual basis,” Ma said at a seminar hosted by Soochow University, warning that “haste makes waste.”

Asked why he made the “three noes” proposal — which marked a departure from his previous “no unification, no independence and no use of force” stance regarding cross-Taiwan Strait ties when he served as president between 2008 and 2016 — Ma said the proposal was raised because of the changing relationship between the two sides.

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