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Peace proposal puts Taiwan at risk: Tsai

‘IRRESPONSIBLE AND IMPETUOUS’:Chen Shui-bian said in an article yesterday that former US president Bill Clinton had doubts about a potential cross-strait peace pact

By Chris Wang  /  Staff Reporter

Chen said he had rejected a recommendation by Ken Lieberthal, who served in the US National Security Council during the Clinton administration, for a mid-term peace treaty, which the US official argued would maintain peace across the Taiwan Strait for another 30 to 50 years.

The reason he rejected the proposal, he said, was that he would not accept the “one China” framework.

Clinton ridiculed Lieberthal’s proposal during his visit to Taiwan in February 2007, saying nobody could guarantee peace and that “time is on Taiwan’s side,” Chen wrote.

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