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Taiwan rejects China's latest peace overture

August 1, 2010

Radio Taiwan International
July 31, 2010

Taiwan -- Politicians from the ruling and
opposition camps in Taiwan have responded to China's latest peace overture.

On Friday China's defense ministry spokesman Geng
Yansheng said Beijing is willing to discuss the
removal of missiles against Taiwan. But Geng said
the negotiations have to be carried out under the
principle of "one China". Beijing's "one China"
principle views Taiwan as part of the Chinese territory.

In response, Premier Wu Den-yih on Saturday
rejected Beijing's proposal. He also called on
Beijing to acknowledge the existence of the
Republic of China on Taiwan. Wu said Taiwan and
China have to accumulate more mutual trust in order to build lasting peace.

Meanwhile, opposition Democratic Progressive
Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said she "did not
feel any goodwill from China". She said most
people in Taiwan do not accept Beijing's one
China policy. Tsai also said China's offer is "of
little significance", because the missiles in
question are highly mobile and can be redeployed very quickly at any time.
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