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Taiwan China Peace Agreement

By Zach Arnold | April 12, 2021

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China can talk with Taiwan as long as it helps promote peaceful development and “reunification,” Beijing said on Wednesday, after the island`s main opposition party said it could sign a peace treaty if it wins presidential elections next year. Mr. Chen called for preconditions for talks and rejected the 1992 consensus, while Mr. Hu continued to insist that talks could only continue under a “Single China” agreement. Chen Shui-bian and his party continued to abandon an ultimate goal of Taiwan`s official independence and make statements about Taiwan`s political status, which the People`s Republic of China considers provocative. At the same time, Hu and the People`s Republic of China continued to set up military missiles over the strait from Taiwan, while threatening to carry out military action against Taiwan if independence was declared in Taiwan or if the People`s Republic of China felt that all possibilities for peaceful unification were exhausted. The People`s Republic of China continued to exert diplomatic pressure on other nations to diplomatically isolate the ROC. [Citation required] Wu`s statements sparked a round of debate between The two major Taiwanese parties. At a press conference on 20 February, Tsai said that no cross-border peace agreement could be reached, while Beijing refused to rule out the use of force to impose sovereignty over Taiwan, adding that Taiwanese “would not accept political arrangements that would destroy or harm national sovereignty or end Taiwanese democracy.” The document proposes that President Chen advocate a peace zone in the Taiwan Strait (TSPZ).

This process would be initiated by courageous unilateral measures on Taiwan`s part to foster a sense of mutual trust, followed by new forms of confidence-building measures (CBM) and arms control mechanisms that could guide future relations between the two countries. Finally, both sides of the Taiwan Strait would sign a peace agreement that ended the hostile formula and created a peace zone in the Taiwan Strait to ensure the prosperity and development of the strait and the security of the region. China did not comment on the proposed agreement until February 27, when Taiwan Bureau of Affairs spokesman An Fengshan said the activities of taiwan independence supporters (a term often used by China to refer to the DPP, which promote possible independence) remained an obstacle to peace between marine genes. Such a “one China principle” must be respected by both parties, a provision that remains a non-candidate for the DPP and most Taiwanese voters. In his reply, he did not directly mention the idea of a peace agreement. China has not mentioned the idea since 2009, when then-Prime Minister Wen Jiabao unexpectedly mentioned it in his opening speech to the annual session of the Chinese Parliament. It is significant that the ROC has officially announced the complete cancellation of the Shimonoseki Treaty on more than one occasion, roc supporters say that China`s sovereignty over Taiwan has never been questioned. In addition, the Taipei Treaty added that Japan and the ROC “recognized that all treaties, conventions and agreements between Japan and China prior to December 9, 1941 became non-engaged as a result of the war.”

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