Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council responded to an earlier statement from China’s Taiwan Office
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office representative.
The second meeting of China’s 19th National People’s Congress commenced on Tuesday, during which Premier Li Keqiang introduced this year’s “government work report.” The “Taiwan” section of the report reaffirms the Communist Party’s (CCP) support for the “One China Principle” and the “Xi Five Points” made in President Xi Jinping’s New Year message to Taiwan.
Director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Liu Jieyi commented that “One Country, Two Systems” shows compassion and sympathy for Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said in response to this that the people of Taiwan do not accept such an absurdly patronizing gesture. [FULL STORY]