After Tesla CEO suggested that Beijing take some control of the island, Taiwanese diplomat insists democracy is not for sale.
China’s Ambassador to the United States thanked Elon Muss for suggesting a special administration area for Taiwan. Taiwan’s de facto Ambassador to Washington, however, reprimanded Musk saying that Taiwan’s “freedom” and “democracy are not for sale”.
Hsiao bi-khim, Taiwan’s de facto ambassador, tweeted Saturday, “Taiwan sells a lot of products, but our freedoms and democracy are not for sales.” “Any lasting plan for our future must be peaceful, free of coercion and in accordance with the democratic will of the people of Taiwan.”
Musk suggested that tensions between China, Taiwan and Russia could be solved by China transferring some control over Taiwan to Beijing days after he proposed a deal to end the war between Russia & Ukraine. This suggestion was condemned in Ukraine.
Musk answered a question regarding China, where Tesla’s electric car company has a large factory.
Beijing claims Taiwan as one its provinces. Beijing has promised Taiwan for a long time and has not ruled it out using force to do this. The democratically-ruled Taiwanese government strongly opposes China’s sovereignty claims, and states that only the island’s 23million inhabitants can decide its fate.
The Chinese ambassador posted a tweet on Saturday thanking @elonmusk “I would like you to thank him for calling for peace in Taiwan Strait and for his idea of establishing a special administrative area for Taiwan.”
He said, “Actually Peaceful reunification is and One Country, Two Systems, are our fundamental principles for resolving Taiwan question… and we believe the best approach to realizing nation reunification.”
The ambassador stated that Taiwan would enjoy high autonomy after reunification, as Taiwan will have a large space for development, provided China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests are protected.”
China offered Taiwan a model of autonomy that was “one country, two system” similar to Hong Kong’s, but it has been rejected by all major political parties in Taiwan. This is especially true after Beijing instilled a strict National Security Law in Hong Kong for 2020.
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