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"Taiwan independence" biggest challenge to cross-strait peace

By Ren Chengqi (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:23, November 18, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.18 (People's Daily Online) --Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has continued to adhered to the "Taiwan independence" stance that advocates "one country on each side" of the Taiwan Strait and has continued to favor confrontation, which is the greatest threat to the peace and development of cross-Strait relations, scholars said during a recent seminar titled "Ways and Challenges in Sustaining Peace and Development of Cross-Strait Relations," hosted by the National Taiwan Research Association.

Lacking ability of self-examination

The Democratic Progressive Party's transformation is all talk.

Zheng Jian, secretary-general of the Chinese Cultural Development Promotion Society, said that the Democratic Progressive Party has still adhered to its deceptive tactics.

After the Democratic Progressive Party lost the election in 2008, it considered making a "transformation," including its cross-Strait policy, in order to eliminate the concerns of Taiwan’s residents and change its previous image as a "troublemaker" However, it has never abandoned its "Taiwan independence" strategy, combated corruption or given up the use of violence. Its so-called transformation has just been all talk.

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PD User at 2011-11-23115.135.197.*
USA does not play by international rules and agreements. When they agreed with China that Taiwan is part of China when normalising relation with China so many decades ago they still prevent peaceful return of the island to China. Instead they arm Taiwan and try to hoodwink the world that Taiwan is an island by itself. So how can we trust them?
PD User at 2011-11-20218.102.142.*
The only strategy the US can do is to help the Democratic Progessive Party to regain power and to fuel tension between the TAiwan Strait and to upset regional stability. However, China ought to know very well that Taiwan is depending heavily on the economic benefit China has offered, particularly millions of tourists each year. China has already been holding very powerful weapons against Taiwan separatism by holding the power to sign a visa. However powerful the US military might be, it needs to ask us for money to print money to feed its army and military industry.
PD User at 2011-11-1976.124.224.*
They are dictated by the Evil Empire,U.S.A.They are like puppet of U.S blindly following orders that without help from Motherland their economy could have plunged into oblivion.Now that they have recovered, its time to demonize the Motherland again.
RickLO at 2011-11-19221.120.4.*
I think before making plans for unification it would be better to Ask taiwanese what they want. It"s not a matter of similar cultures or so. It"s a matter many taiwanese also have a national pride (taiwanese pride) and, honestly China can be a giant, but deeply lacks in manhole ther areas where Taiwan is light years ahead. Democracy first in line. If China needs an Anti-secession law it means inside it"s weak. A county doesn"t make such laws unless they know the risk of secession exists. In actual fact a non-irrelevant part of "China" doesn"t want to be part of China. Mongolia, Tibet etc. Etc. Not even many Chinese want to be in China, which is as soon da they make money they often get a green card and leave. In short China is big but extremely weak, in many terms.For now, it can bully. In the future, who knows.
Sam Teng at 2011-11-19175.136.51.*
The Taiwan issue is very much politicized by those both within and outside Taiwan. What is the big farce? Taiwan and China is one country all along.
It is one country and one China as recognized by the UN and almost all the nations on earth. The politicians should not use the Taiwan issue to fish for votes and create tension between China and Taiwan that may lead to sufferings of people on both sides of the Straits.Taiwan should not so naive as to even think they can block the onslaught of China to retake Taiwan if they want to. This is the impossible dream.
  

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