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China promotes unification, condemns Taiwan's new government

ROC Central News Agency

2016/06/13 16:02:17

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) China has stepped up efforts to promote cross-Taiwan Strait unification after the May 20 inauguration of the new government under Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the head of Taiwan's Overseas Community Affairs Commission said Monday.

Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興) said that China has reactivated the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR), an organization that has government backing, and it has recently convened a series of meetings of overseas leaders and compatriots in different regions and "openly condemned" Tsai's government.

"The Overseas Community Affairs Commission has taken note of the trend and its development, and is mapping out contingency plans," Wu said.

He made the remarks at a legislative hearing in which Legislator Lo Chih-cheng (羅致政) asked if China has been actively wooing overseas Chinese.

The CCPPNR is chaired by one of China's top leaders Yu Zhengsheng (俞正聲). Yu is also a member of the Standing Committee the Communist Party of China's Central Committee Political Bureau, and is chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Tsai's government of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party has refused to recognize the "1992 consensus," which, according to the previous administration under Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the Kuomintang (KMT), refers to a tacit understanding that there is only China, with both sides free to interpret the meaning of the term.

(By Tai Ya-chen and Lilian Wu)
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