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Mar 18, 2009

Hu Jintao mentions one country, two systems again

While the Ma administration would have you believe Beijing has backed off of this formulation, Hu proved them wrong today. He also mentions unification six times, another word the Ma administration would like to pretend has become taboo.

He is also using a formulation meant to counter the consensus on Taiwan that only Taiwanese people to have the right to decide their own future:

任何涉及中国主权和领土完整的问题,必须由包括台湾同胞在内的全中国人民共同决定。我们绝不允许“台独”分裂势力以任何名义任何方式把台湾从祖国分割出去。

Any question that deals with the territorial integrity or sovereignty of China must be decided by the entire Chinese people, including the Taiwanese compatriots. We will not allow "Taiwanese independence" forces under any name to cause the separation of Taiwan from the mother land.

2 comments:

STOP Ma said...

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It could not be any clearer that China's position is fundamentally incompatible and non-negotiable to any of Taiwan's interests of maintaining the status-quo. A status-quo that is desired by the overwhelming majority of Taiwanese.

When is this sort of cognitive dissonance with respect to self-preservation going to translate into massive political action against the people who are sacrificing this country?
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Arthur Dent said...

I agree with Stop Ma's comment. I too would like to know when Taiwanese are going to stop hedging their bets and waiting to see what happens like an emu with its head in the sand.