Date: May 27, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA and Reuters
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is committed to maintaining the “status quo” and peace and stability in the relationship with China, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday.
The council was responding to China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun’s (張志軍) comments that China’s 1.3 billion people are united in their determination to never allow Taiwan to become independent.
China has repeatedly warned the Democratic Progressive Party of negative consequences if it fails to recognize that Taiwan is a part of China under Beijing’s “one China” principle.
Meeting a group of Taiwanese business representatives in Beijing, Zhang said anything that goes against the “one China” principle would only bring tension and upheaval.
“There is no future in Taiwanese independence and this cannot become an option for Taiwan’s future,” Xinhua news agency cited Zhang as saying.
“This is the conclusion of history,” he said. [FULL STORY]