World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Taiwan: China should not break cross-strait stability


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand


Taiwan: China should not break cross-strait stability

President Ma Ying-jeou hopes China will not take inappropriate action to break the hard-earned stability across the Taiwan Strait, a Presidential Office spokesman said Friday.

Fan Chiang Tai-chi was referring to Beijing's inclusion of pictures of two Taiwanese scenic spots in new People's Republic of China passports.

Fan Chiang noted that the two famous tourist destinations -- Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan and the Chingshui Cliffs on the Suhua Highway on Taiwan's East Coast -- are "under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government and not under the control of mainland China."

He said that Ma had instructed the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) to issue a statement on the issue.

Fang Chiang said the government promotes cross-strait exchanges on the basis of "not recognizing each other's sovereignty and not denying each other's right to rule."

"At present, cross-strait relations are enjoying the most unprecedented peace and stability in six decades," Fang Chiang said.

The MAC, in an unusually strongly worded statement, said China's inclusion of Taiwan as part of its national map, and pictures of Taiwanese scenic spots in its new passports, are unacceptable.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Aftermath Of Brexit

Be careful of what you ask for. Now that it has woken up from its Brexit victory hangover, is Britain acting as if it has just won the World Cup? Hardly. More>>

ALSO:

UK Labour Statement: The Shooting Of MP Jo Cox

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party said: “The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today. Jo had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Rainbow Colours On MFC In Sympathy For Florida Killings
Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre will be lit in colours of the rainbow Monday as a gesture of support for the LGBTI victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On How Obama’s Supreme Court Choice Says Everything (Bad) About His Presidency

Nothing has epitomised the presidency of Barack Obama quite like his Supreme Court nominees. Time and again, Republican presidents will blithely nominate right wing ideological extremists (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas) who only sometimes misfire and turn out to be liberals in disguise (David Souter). Yet Obama has consistently skipped over the judicially qualified liberals and gone for a succession of centrists... More>>

ALSO:

Turkey: UN Secretary-General On The Terrorist Bombing In Ankara

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news