Taiwanese Scholars Comment on Wang Yang's Latest Statement on Taiwan: Mainland High-level Attitudes


Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, attended the 11th Strait Forum in Xiamen on June 16 and delivered a speech. Pang Jianguo, a professor at Taiwan University of Chinese Culture, who was a guest at the meeting, told China News Agency reporters that the mainland's high-level attitude towards cross-strait relations was calm.

He believed that Wang Yang's speech was consistent with Xi Jinping's speech at the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the book to Taiwan compatriots on January 2 this year. The main theme of cross-strait relations is peaceful reunification. The grasp of achieving peaceful reunification is just like the theme of this Straits Forum: "Expanding non-governmental exchanges and deepening integration and development".

Pang Jianguo said that Wang Yang and Zeng Yongquan, Vice Chairman of the Kuomintang of China, both mentioned adhering to the "1992 Consensus" and opposing "Taiwan Independence" in their speeches, which indicated that there was a consensus on this idea between the two sides.

He said that through more exchanges and exchanges between the two sides, we should make full use of them, which is the best way for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations.

He pointed out that from the report of the Nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China to Xi Jinping's speech at the beginning of the year, it was clear that the mainland side adhered to the "92 Consensus" and opposed "Taiwan independence" and would never give in. For Taiwan compatriots who identify with and support the "1992 Consensus" and peaceful development of cross-strait relations, the opportunities and space for their development provided by the mainland are enormous. On the other hand, the mainland will not leave any room for "Taiwan independence", which is called "harder, softer". Similarly, as long as cross-strait interaction is carried out on the basis of the common political basis of the 1992 Consensus, there will be a huge space for exchanges.

According to Pang Jianguo's analysis, the high-level management of cross-strait relations on the mainland is "calm" and "stable". Since the DPP came back to power in 2016, the fact of "de-Sinicization" has existed in many areas of Taiwan. How to resolve the countercurrent? Only by returning to the basic principle of adhering to the "1992 Consensus" and opposing "Taiwan independence".

Pang Jianguo noted that one of the key points of Wang Yang's speech was the integration of cross-strait economic exchanges. He said that it is an indisputable fact that the cross-strait economic field has a high degree of correlation, and the interdependence relationship is obvious. Take Taiwan's exports as an example. If we subtract the foreign trade volume with the mainland and Hong Kong in the past few years, the volume will be greatly reduced. There is no reason why cross-strait economic exchanges and integration should not be approached.



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