High-ranking PRC official and chairman of the Chinese parliament Wu Bangguo (
By no means or excuses at all, except maybe it can still use the traditional Chinese characters while China uses simplified ones. But other than that, they won't tolerate any separation, except maybe that Taiwan can have it's own school system that's different than China's. But beyond that, no separation in any form, except maybe the printing of its own currency. Taiwan can have its own monetary system, but beyond that separation will not be tolerated in any form -- except maybe its own police force.
Taiwan can have its own police force, it's own monetary system, its own school system and system of writing, but beyond those few things, China will not tolerate Taiwan's separation from it in any form, except maybe its Constitution. Taiwan can have a Constitution that is different from China's. So Taiwan can have its own police force, it's own monetary system, its own school system and writing system, but beyond those few things, China will in no way tolerate Taiwan's separation from it in any form, except maybe to let its people elect its own legislature.
OK, Taiwan can elect its own legislature, have its own Constitution, its own police force, it's own monetary system, its own school system and writing system, but beyond those few things, China will certainly not tolerate Taiwan's separation, except that the Taiwanese people elect their own president.
Taiwan can have a its own president, its own legislature, its own Constitution, its own police force, it's own monetary system, its own school system and writing system, but beyond those few things, China will not tolerate no move to separate Taiwan from its unity with China, except, of course, Taiwan can have its own military, and all those other means, and all other excuses for separation they have tolerated for the past 50 years and more.
This is a joke. Can someone tell me in what way Taiwan is not separate from China? Yes, there is a strong economic connection, but the world market is interconnected and other nations are dependent on China as well. How can two parties be reunified if the two parties were never united?
Taiwan was never a part of the People's Republic of China, and looking back to a few governors from a declining Chinese dynasty having visited the island more than a century ago is simply reaching too far. The fact of the matter is, the PRC has no legitimate claim on the nation of Taiwan. When will the rest of the world stop being ruled by its greed for China's markets and its fear of China's military might? When will we stop appeasing a bully?
It's time we stood up to respect the rights of the 23 million Taiwanese people who have their own duly elected government and no interest in ceding it to anyone else.
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