By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister KatharineChang (張小月) said on Thursday during a press conference, “The Republic of China [Taiwan] is a sovereign nation” and “We won’t accept the one-China principle, Taiwan is not a part of China.”
Chang made the statement in rare tough rhetoric on the eve of the first anniversary of President Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration on May 20 against the backdrop of Fiji’s closure of its de facto embassy in Taiwan, the Fiji Trade and Tourism Representative Office, days ago.
Chang said that China has since 1949 been continuously engaging in activities such as wresting allies away from Taiwan and interfering with Taiwan’s international participation to deny the existence of the ROC. [FULL STORY]