Reunification with the mainland under the policy of
"one country, two systems" is the best mode to
guarantee the freedom and autonomy of Taiwan people, Macao
scholars said in Macao on February 26.
Leung, a well-known Macao scholar and president of the
Returned Chinese Association in Macao, made the remarks at a
gathering marking the 50th anniversary of the "February
28 Uprising", which took place in Taiwan in 1947. (The
uprising first started in Taipei and later spread all over
Taiwan. Uprisers accused the Kuomintang Authorities of
tyranny and dictatorship, demanding democracy and autonomy.
The uprising was crushed in a few days.)
"Only after a national reunification
under the principle of 'one country, two systems' can the
Taiwan people enjoy true freedom and autonomy," said
Leung in a written speech. "People across the Taiwan
Straits should join hands for the great course of
reunification of the motherland."
well-known scholars attended the gathering organized by the
Macao Daily News. they urged the Taiwan authorities to stop
its splitting acts and accept the policy of "one
country, two systems' put forward by Deng Xiaoping for an
earlier realization of reunification.
"The only feasible way to realize a
peaceful reunification of China under current condition is
to accept the policy of 'one country, two systems'"
said Zhou Ligao, vice-president of the University of Macao.
"It fully demonstrates the wishes of democratic
politics and autonomy which was represented in the February
Another scholar, Chan
Taipak, deputy editor-in-chief of the Tai Chung Pou
Newspaper, refuted the idea that the "February 28
Uprising" was a demonstration of the tendency of
independence, saying that is a "hundred percent
He said that those who tried to go
against the principle of "one China" and to split
China are "traitor of Dr. Sun Yat-sen" and
"sinner of the Chinese nation."
scholars said that the best resort for Taiwan people in
seeking true freedom and autonomy is to follow the tide of
history and realize reunification under the principle of
"one country, two systems", as will be
successfully implemented in Hong Kong and Macao.
"With China's resumption of exercise of
sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997 and Macao in 1999, people
in Taiwan will see that the two places will remain
prosperous and stable under the policy of 'one country, two
systems,'" said Ng Si Meng, deputy secretary-general of
the Macao Union of Neighborhood Associations.
He stressed that a strong and reunified China
will be the best protection of the fundamental interests of
"Only a strong and
reunified China can meet the demand of autonomy of the
people in Taiwan," Ng said. "That was what the
uprisers fought for 50 years ago."