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Taiwan willing to maintain status quo: Ma (2)

(Global Times)

09:55, October 11, 2011

On Sunday, President Hu Jintao said in an event marking the anniversary of the revolution that the mainland would focus on promoting peaceful development across the Straits, and called for peaceful reunification with Taiwan by saying that "unification is the hope of all Chinese people."

An editorial in the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, also said on Monday that peaceful development across the Straits has been a crucial part of China's rejuvenation and that unification by peaceful means is in the interests of all the Chinese people, including people in Taiwan.

Li Jiaquan, a scholar on the Taiwan-related affairs at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Monday that Taiwan and the mainland had the same stand in promoting peaceful development across the Straits.

"Ma was justified in saying that any one-sided decision to change the current cross-Straits situation might be dangerous," Li said.

Things are not ready to make any major changes in cross-Straits relations because Taiwan and the mainland have not reached enough common understandings on many affairs, Li said.

Also, as Taiwan is going to have its "election" next year, the cross-Straits relationship still faces a lot of uncertainties, Li added.

"But we have to know that it is impossible to maintain the current situation forever. Changes will need to be made when the time is right," Li told the Global Times.

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Asian Observer at 2011-10-19220.255.2.*
Mr. Ma, maintaining status quo is one thing but to gang up with US and Japan to contain the betterment of your fellow Chinese race is traitorous.
PD User at 2011-10-1180.94.16.*
2011-10-11.Taiwan to come up to President Hu a idea a bit anachronic.To unite all China not rely on to destory party"s political,administrations structure and to unite army.This idea unite all chinese nation plus tibetan.One"s great democracy China with border with sovereigen government"s.At clock not to come off unite politiciN NEEDED TIME.sTATUS QUO TO MEAN PACEFUL WAY TO NATIONAL UNITE AND DEVELOPMENT ALL COUNTRY WITH TO POUR BLOOD.Logic"s army"s to become cooperation.

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