(ANSA) – BEIJING, 09 OCT – Only the 23 million Taiwanese have the right to decide “the future and development” of the island. The Taipei Council for Affairs with China, in response to the opinions on reunification relaunched today by President Xi Jinping, replied that, in the face of the ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party, President Tsai Ing-wen has repeatedly reiterated that “not it will yield or advance “, strongly defending national sovereignty and security and continuing to deepen cooperation with friendly countries.
At the same time, the island will “strive to maintain the status quo of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” a statement read.
The invitation to the Beijing authorities is to abandon the provocative measures of intrusion and destruction and to think ever more openly about the key to the interaction between “peace, reciprocity, democracy and dialogue”.
The Taiwanese system is democratic and free, creates a prosperous society and maintains peace across the Taiwan Strait. The stability efforts were unanimously affirmed by the international community, which shows that “the historical trend is not on the side of autocratic hegemony”.
The Council also stressed that “the crux of current relations across the Strait lies in Beijing’s reluctance to confront Taiwan, the Republic of China, without renouncing the use of force against Taiwan”.
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