Taiwan: Impact of China's Anti-Secession Law
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tan Sun Chen said Friday that the government will take proper measures concerning cross-Taiwan Strait exchanges after completing its assessment of the impact of China's Anti-Secession Law. Chen said the government will not push forward any policy abruptly before the assessment is finished or accept any condition put forth by China.
Chen was referring to the 10-point consensus reached between the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and officials of China's Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing on Wednesday on a wide range of issues including cross-strait charter flights, agricultural cooperation, protection for China-based Taiwanese businessmen, tourism, journalistic exchanges and the opening of the Chinese financial market.
According to Chen, the agreement with the KMT after the enactment of the Anti-Secession Law that threatens the use of force against Taiwan was a "hypocritical trick" by Beijing to try to divide Taiwan. If China is truly sincere about improving its relations with Taiwan, it should open dialogue with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, Chen said.
Source: CNA News