In the presidential election in Taiwan on Saturday, the current DPP President Tsai Ing-wen successfully won re-election. Congratulations from the U.S. government, Congress, and people from all walks of life continued to flood in, but Beijing still played the old tune of one country, two systems and the 1992 consensus.” , Former American Association in Taiwan Chairman Ruizhe said that the election result only tells Beijing once again that Taiwan’s door to one country, two systems has been “closed long ago” and Beijing should change its course and replace the one country, two systems model.
In her victory speech, Tsai Ing-wen said that if Beijing can respect Taiwan’s public opinion, face up to the facts of the Republic of China, and handle differences between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait in a peaceful and reciprocal manner, she “can restart dialogue and negotiation with the other side at any time. She emphasized, “Peace, The eight words of reciprocity, democracy, and dialogue are the key to restarting positive cross-strait interaction.
However, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, still reiterated the stance of adhering to the one country, two systems, one China principle and the 1992 consensus regarding the Taiwan election results.
The Chairman of the American Association in Taiwan, James Moriarty and former Chairman Richard Bush told the media after participating in the election event held by the Taiwan Representative Office in the United States that Beijing should reflect on whether the outcome of this election has any effect on its Taiwan policy. What does it mean.
Mo Jian said that the United States “continues to hope that the steps taken by the Taiwan authorities so far and the appeals for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait will be heard, and it also continues to hope that Taiwan and the mainland authorities will resume dialogue and effective dialogue.”
Bu Ruizhe also said that Beijing should reflect on the implications of the election results for its Taiwan policy.
He said: “I don’t want to be the one in the Chinese government who had to explain to Xi Jinping tonight (January 11) Beijing time why Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party won re-election. This is difficult for them to think about. Things. If they can seriously reflect on their policies, then maybe they can consider adopting a different approach from one country, two systems that is more suitable for Taiwan in reality.”
However, Bu Ruizhe also said that he is not optimistic about whether his hopes can be realized, and believes that Beijing will continue to take the actions it has done to Taiwan in the past four years: “coercion, intimidation, pressure, and intervention and infiltration of Taiwanese society.” However, he believes that this is not a good practice, and it is not good for China’s goal of winning the hearts of the people in Taiwan.
As for whether the election results mean that the door to reunification has been closed, Bu Ruizhe said that China must first define what reunification is because Taiwan has already closed the door to one country, two systems. If China can put forward a more creative statement, the people of Taiwan “may be interested in listening.” He said that Taiwan has been listening to one country, two systems for 40 years, and “this election has once again confirmed that there is no market for one country, two systems in Taiwan.”
Bu Ruizhe also hopes that China will accept Tsai Ing-wen’s “peace, reciprocity, democracy, and dialogue” as the key to restarting cross-strait interactions. However, he said that Tsai Ing-wen’s position has already been stated in his 2016 inauguration speech and hopes that cross-strait trust can be built. , Peaceful coexistence, but Beijing did not accept this position at the time, and she must express her position on the one-China principle and the 1992 consensus. He said that if Beijing is willing to coexist with the DPP, the DPP will be willing to do so. The problem is that Beijing “is unwilling to recognize the legitimacy of the DPP.”
However, the legitimacy of the DPP is “authorized by the people of Taiwan.” Bu Ruizhe said, “Beijing has a lot to reflect on.”
After Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected, the White House, State Department, and Congress all issued statements congratulating her on her election and also praising Taiwan for once again showing the vitality of democracy. Bolton, a former national security adviser to President Trump, tweeted, “This is a lesson for China: Don’t interfere in Taiwan’s elections–or the US elections.”