Friday, December 31, 2010
The Third United Front CCP-KMT-XII
When Vice President Xi Jinping visited Japan, the head of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), an opposition in Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, was in Tokyo on 15 December 2009. Regarding the unification, she stated that the whole Taiwanese people (23 million people) must decide their future of the unification. At the same time, Ma Ying-jeou, was interviewed by Winston L. Y. Yang from Seton Hall University in Taipei (Wall Street Journal). Ma stated that it would take decades before Taiwan can be unified with the mainland. Interestingly, two different party leaders in the different places made the similar statement regarding the unification of Taiwan. Basically, the Taiwan people will make their future if they decided to unify with China. What do the Chinese leaders in the mainland think about these statements by two different leaders?