Taiwan News: Tsai Ing-wen Shoots Down Talk of Cross-Strait Peace Treaty

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Date: 2019/02/21
By: TNL Daily News

Credit: Taiwan Presidential Office

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rejected the idea of signing a peace treaty with China in a Wednesday “hallway chat” with reporters, saying no such agreement could be forged while Beijing refuses to eliminate the possibly of using force to assert its sovereignty over Taiwan.

“I believe that Taiwanese society will never accept any political agreements that would destroy or harm national sovereignty and Taiwan’s democracy,” said Tsai at the Presidential Office Building.

Tsai also told CNN in an interview published later Wednesday that Asia should be wary of the growing military threat posed by China. “If it’s Taiwan today, people should ask who’s next?” said Tsai. “Any country in the region – if it no longer wants to submit to the will of China, they would face similar military threats.”

Tsai announced on Tuesday she would seek re-election as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for the 2020 presidential election.    [FULL  STORY]

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