By: Tsao Yu-fan and S.C. Chang
Los Angeles, Oct. 2 (CNA) Former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) called on China to engage in a “peaceful competition” with Taiwan, instead of doing things that would widen the psychological distance between the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Addressing a gathering of overseas Chinese and Taiwanese expatriates in southwestern United States on a visit, Wu recited a classical Chinese essay advocating global harmony to express his hopes for cross-strait peace and development.
Wu said the two sides of the strait should compete with each other to see which side loves its people better, builds its society better and contributes more to making the Chinese nation strong and prosperous.
He cited for example one thing that he said would lengthen the distance between the people of Taiwan and China: China’s habit of preventing Taiwan from flying the Republic of China’s national flag at international arenas. [FULL STORY]