Tsai, politicians slam unification model

‘UNACCEPTABLE’: The administration and the opposition voiced their support for Hong Kong protesters and again said that the ‘one country, two systems’ is not an option

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 11, 2019
By: Su Yung-yao, Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Politicians across party lines yesterday blasted China’s “one country, two systems”

Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

formula for unification, while President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration voiced its support for the tens of thousands in Hong Kong who on Sunday protested against controversial amendments to extradition laws.

Taiwanese must tell the world that the nation rejects China’s “one country, two systems” framework, Tsai said, after demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police over changes seen as undermining the territory’s judicial independence.

Tsai made the remarks in a series of Facebook posts from Sunday evening to yesterday morning, urging the nation to stand with Hong Kong’s fight for democracy, and to safeguard Taiwan’s democratic rights and freedoms.

“Freedom, like air, is seldom noticed except when [we are] deprived of it,” Tsai said, adding that Beijing’s “one country, two systems” framework is “utterly unacceptable,” as it would deprive the nation of its freedoms and ability to determine its future.    [FULL  STORY]

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