By: Miu Chung-han and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通), head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), on Tuesday put forth three proposals for maintaining peaceful and stable relations across the Taiwan Strait, which he said is the responsibility of both sides.
First of all, Chen said at a news conference, the people of Taiwan need to set aside political affiliations and prejudices, discard unrealistic rhetoric, and work together to prioritize Taiwan’s interests.
The Taiwanese people should unite to “fight for their livelihood, protect their country’s democracy, and safeguard its sovereignty,” he said.
Second, Chen said, Taiwan must reach a consensus to totally reject Beijing’s “one China, two systems” formula for unification with Taiwan. [FULL STORY]