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No one can say 'no' to peace

By Zhou Zhihuai (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

09:11, January 19, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The result of the Taiwan leadership election has been revealed. It indicates that the relations across the Taiwan Straits would have another stable, sustainable and foreseeable four years, and Taiwan economy will also have a sound internal and external environment for continual improvement. The positive and active functions reflected by the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Straits are quite obvious and outstanding.

Firstly, the concept of the peaceful development in relations between the two sides across the Taiwan Straits is more deeply rooted. Since 2008, the continually improved and developed relations, the progressively continuing institutional consultations between the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait and the Straits Exchange Foundation, the realization of all-round and direct "three links" and the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between the two sides across the Taiwan Straits have ensured the increasingly intimate trading ties, more frequent people-to-people contacts and the gradually enlarged peace dividend between the mainland and Taiwan.

According to the facts, no one can say "no" to peace, no one can refuse negotiations, and no one is willing to close the door of exchange and cooperation, and mutual benefit.

Secondly, the Democratic Progressive Party is forced to change the campaign topic for the first time. Under the influence of the peaceful development of the cross-strait relations and most Taiwanese' support of exchange, consultation and negotiations, the Democratic Progressive Party has to change the traditional tactics of negatively hyping the relations between the two sides, and is forced to employ the topic of people's livelihood.

Thirdly, the "1992 Consensus" has played a vital role in the election. Now that Ma Ying-jeou insists on taking the "1992 Consensus" as the main campaign topic for the election this time, all parties in Taiwan have unfolded fierce offenses and defenses surrounding the "1992 Consensus".

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Rixhard Fang at 2012-01-24116.50.34.*
I'm very happy. I read it. I understand it. I'm a Chinaman. May God bless our country.
Lois White Buffalo at 2012-01-2275.244.156.*
Now how do we interest the powers that be in learning the lessons of peace dividend of China/Taiwan as applied to that other strait? (strait of Hormuz) Surely, any idiot can see that there is more to be gained from peace than from war. Start by reading the book "J"accuse" by "a german", to realize how this gets going. Why empower the devil? Sin cayuse nation
Hammad Sethi at 2012-01-2092.40.254.*
Peace can only be won from a position of power. Once peace is achieved it only suits the one who is the strongest, and never suits the weaker party. In a world without any law and order, USA will get its way according to the priorities of Catholic Church. After Iran it will be China, then Russia, then someone else, but peace will certainly be achieved.
helen at 2012-01-20175.142.223.*
Peace is alien to the United States!The United States will make sure that those who do not submit to US Global Tyranny will not have peace. The United States will sabotage, undermine, subvert, antoganise, provoke ...and finally invade these sovereign nations.The US must be the only country in the World who can say no to peace!

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