July,29,2000---An article by Xinhua News
Agency criticizes Tsai Ying-wen, head of Taiwan’s
“Mainland Affairs Council,” on July 26 for her
separatist remarks and activities since taking office.
Titled “Separatists Will Never
Succeed,” the article said that Tsai has gradually
exposed herself as a separatist.
Being one of the key figures in
brewing Lee Teng-hui’s “two-states”
doctrine, Tsai had been the braintruster for Lee. After Lee
stepped down, Tsai was given the important position by the
new Taiwan leader known as the “most faithful
executive of the Lee Teng-hui line.”
She has never recognized herself as a Chinese.
“I am not Chinese, if one China means the
People’s Republic of China,” she said. She also
said being Chinese is “a matter of personal
choices.” “To be or not to be Chinese
is not important. What’s important is to have a
recognition for the land of Taiwan”.
Tsai denies the One-China Principle, though
she, as Taiwan’s leading official in charge of
“mainland affairs,” must know that the One-China
Principle is the basis for improving and
developing cross-Straits ties.
On July 20,
Tsai supported “Taiwan independence” by stating
that “Taiwan independence is one of the options by
Taiwan people on cross-Straits relations.”
The article reiterates that “Taiwan
independence” is a major attempt to split the
motherland. It is clear that to put separatist people like
Tsai in charge of Taiwan’s so-called mainland affairs
could not improve or ease cross-Straits relations.
Echoing the Taiwan leader’s
denial of a consensus on the One-China Principle reached by
the two sides of the Taiwan Straits, Tsai attempted to block
cross-strait exchanges, including exchanges between Xiamen
on the mainland and Kaohsiung on Taiwan, the article said.
She has also tried hard to drum up support for
“Taiwan’s participation in the United
Nations” by openly advocating that “ Taiwan is
in fact a sovereign and independent state and that should be
Tsai’s words and
deeds mirror the true face of the new leader of Taiwan, the
article said, noting their so-called “goodwill”
and “sincerity” are inconsistent with their
develop the cross-Straits relations under the One-China
Principle has been an urgent demand of the entire Chinese
people including the Taiwan compatriots and is an
irreversible historical trend as well, said the article.