Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said that Taiwan leader may take
the second highest-ranking position in China’s central
government, the Beijing-based Huasheng Pao reported on July
When asked of the Taiwan issue by Italian
journalists, Premier Zhu , who was visiting in Italy,
expounded concepts of the One-China Principle and the
conception of “One China, Two Systems”, which
was masterminded by late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to
solve Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan problems. The scenario has
been proved to be a success in bringing Hong Kong and Macao
back to China in 1997 and 1999 respectively.
Two Systems” could be applied to Taiwan with
more flexibility, as compared to Hong Kong and Macao, said
the Chinese premier.
For example, Taiwan could be allowed to
keep its own troops, and Taiwan top leader could be promoted
to the second highest position in the central government,
criticized Taiwan’s top leader for refusing the
One-China Principle, and not admitting he is a Chinese,
which has led to the current stalemate of relations across
the Taiwan Straits.