Tsai reiterates stance on maintaining cross-strait peace

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/20
By: Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) In a recent letter to Pope Francis, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated the

President Tsai Ing-wen. CNA file photo

Republic of China’s stance on upholding Taiwan’s democracy and peace in the Taiwan Strait, outlining four principles for peaceful engagement with mainland China.

Tsai sent the letter on Jan. 5 in response to the Pope’s message on the World Day of Peace 2017. In the papal message, Pope Francis called on individuals and nations to take concerted efforts to address the crises facing mankind with love and faith in nonviolence.

In the letter, published by the Presidential Office on Friday, Tsai expressed her appreciation and support of the Pope’s call for “disarmament and the abolition of nuclear weapons, as well as solutions to regional conflict, terrorism, migration issues and environmental destruction.”

She wrote that Taiwan and mainland China were once embroiled in a zero-sum conflict that caused tension in the region and anxiety among our peoples, but now people in both sides enjoy stable lives and normal exchanges under peaceful and separate governance.    [FULL  STORY]

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