Taiwan Leader Vows Not To Seek Independence

From AFP:

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday renewed his pledge not to seek formal independence for the island and to work towards improving ties with former rival China.

“At the present stage any radical political choice, whether it be unification or independence, would trigger serious confrontation and turbulence,” Ma said in his New Year’s address.

“I insist on maintaining the situation of ‘no unification, no independence, no use of force’ to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation … for peaceful developments in the Taiwan Strait,” he said.

January 1, 2010 4:04 PM
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