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President has not changed position on China missile threat: official

ROC Central News Agency

08/10/23 19:12:56

By Y.F. Low

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou has never given up on his demand for China to remove its missiles targeting Taiwan, in his work to improve cross-Taiwan Strait relations, a Presidential Office official said Thursday.

Spokesman Wang Yu-chi dismissed as a "pseudo issue" a claim by former President Chen Shui-bian that Ma has abandoned his position on the Chinese missile threat.

In a statement issued earlier in the day, Chen accused Ma of "deliberately avoiding" any mention of the missile issue while speaking on the possibility of a cross-Taiwan Strait accord, in a recent interview with the India and Global Affairs quarterly.

Ma had previously said cross-strait peace talks would only be possible if China removes its more than 1,000 missiles targeting Taiwan.

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