For Immediate Release
Washington DC – January 11, 2019
Contact: (202) 547-3686

REP. STEVE CHABOT (R-OH) CONDEMNS XI JINPING’S THREATS DIRECTED AT TAIWAN

 

In an article dated January 11, former co-chair of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus and a long-time supporter and friend of Taiwan, Rep. Chabot expressed shock about the threats China strongman Xi Jinping directed at Taiwan during his New Year address.

 

In his address, Xi Jinping stated that “reunification” of China and Taiwan must come under this One China Principle, and held out a Hong Kong-style “one country, two systems” model for Taiwan and that he was willing to use force to annex Taiwan.

 

Rep. Chabot writes: “I have long said that Taiwan is a country, and that if it were not for China’s bullying of the international community to the contrary, Taiwan would be a normal country today.”

 

In his article, Chabot offered that China’s “One China Principle” lays at the foundation of China’s unrealistic claim over Taiwan.

 

The One China Principle, as laid down in the preamble of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, reads: “Taiwan is part of the sacred territory of the People’s Republic of China.”

 

Chabot recommends that with the new U.S. Congress in place, the time is now for the U.S. Government to challenge China’s “One China Principle by asserting the following positions:

  1. Taiwan authorities’ are the legitimate representatives of a flourishing democracy.
  2. Encouraging both sides of the Taiwan Strait to carry out constructive dialogue without preconditions.
  3. Ensuring that any resolution of the future of Taiwan is done peacefully and with the active assent of the people of Taiwan.
Chabot concludes: “What it comes down to is that Taiwan’s future should be determined by the 23.5 million people of Taiwan – not by China.”

 

To see the full article from Rep. Steve Chabot, please click here.

 

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2019年1月11日
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俄亥俄州共和黨籍眾議員夏波譴責習近平對台威脅

前眾院台灣連線小組共同主席、長期友台的眾議員夏波,於1月11日發表文章譴責中國強人習近平新年對台發表的威脅性談話。

習近平表示中國統一和台灣問題一定要置於一中原則之下,並對台灣提出香港的一國兩制模式。他同時更指出願意武力併吞台灣。

夏波議員對此寫道: 「我一直以來主張台灣是一個國家。若非中國持續霸凌國際社會,台灣今日早就會是個正常國家。」

在他的文章裡面,夏波更指出中國的「一中原則」為其背離事實的宣稱打下基礎。

在中華人民共和國憲法裡面,一中原則為「台灣屬於中華人民共和國領土的一部份」。

夏波議員建議在新一屆的國會中,應該讓美國政府主張以下立場挑戰中國的一中原則:

  1. 台灣當局為一個民主政體的正當統治者。
  2. 鼓勵台海兩岸以不設前提的方式進行建設性對話。
  3. 確保台灣的未來以包含台灣人民同意的方式和平解決。

夏波總結道: 「台灣的未來應該由其2350萬的人民決定,而非中國。」

 

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(Jan 11, 2019) REP. STEVE CHABOT (R-OH) CONDEMNS XI JINPING’S THREATS DIRECTED AT TAIWAN / 俄亥俄州共和黨籍眾議員夏波譴責習近平對台威脅