More than 60 members of National Committee of
the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
(CPPCC) in Hong Kong gathered on Aug. 12 to strongly condemn
Chen Shui-bian's remarks on "Taiwan independence."
Henry Fok, vice-chairman of
the CPPCC National Committee, said that Chen Shui-bian's
claim of "one country on each side" was exactly
the same thing as the "state-to-state" statement
masterminded by his predecessor Lee Teng-hui, signaling that
Chen was already on the road of "Taiwan
"There is only one China,
and Taiwan is part of China," Fok said, adding that
this was acknowledged by the peoples from more than 100
countries. Chen's fallacy to split the motherland will
surely be condemned by the international community, as well
as people of the whole Chinese nation including the Taiwan
compatriots, Fok said.
Shih Ping, member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC
National Committee, said at the symposium that Chen's claim
revealed his real purpose of "Taiwan independence"
and will surely sabotage the relations across the Taiwan
It is a common wish
of the whole Chinese people including the 23 million Taiwan
compatriots to realize the reunification of the motherland
under the one-China principle, Chuang said. The peaceful
reunification of the motherland is the happiness of the
Taiwan people, Chuang added.
All the participants to the
symposium sternly dismissed Chen's claim, saying that any
attempts to split the motherland will never succeed. They
warned that Chen has to stop any of his splitting
The Federation of
Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organizations also issued a
statement to oppose "Taiwan independence" and
safeguard the reunification of the motherland.