Han warned against falling into Beijing’s unification trap

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/24
By: Miao Chung-hen and Flor Wang

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Taiwanese scholars have voiced concern about Kaohsiung Mayor

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜, right) / CNA file photo

Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) recent meetings with Beijing’s top officials in Hong Kong and Macau, saying the visits indirectly implied that Taiwan recognizes the “one country, two systems” formula imposed by China in the two territories.

Han said he would not talk about politics during his current visit to Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Xiamen, a trip the Kaohsiung mayor has advertised as one intended to get orders for his city’s agricultural products.

But Han’s visits to the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong and Macau — China’s highest authorities in charge of managing the “one country, two systems” model in the two territories — have aroused suspicions in Taiwan, the scholars said.

“As a popularly elected local government chief in Taiwan, Han’s meetings have undoubtedly aroused grave public concern that he has been trapped in the ‘one country, two system’ formula framed by Beijing,” said Cross-Strait Policy Association Secretary-General Wang Chih-sheng (王智盛).    [FULL  STORY]

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