Taiwan Will Not Become ‘The Next Tibet’: Ma

From The China Post:

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate dismissed fear yesterday that Taiwan could become “the next Tibet,” amid international media concerns that Chinese authorities’ human rights abuses in Tibet might eventually alienate Taiwan voters from the KMT’s policy platform.

To the contrary, the KMT hopeful further stressed that Taiwan must get to the roots of the cross-strait issue and strike up a dialogue with China “step by step.”

Ma made the comments in company with KMT vice-presidential hopeful Vincent Siew during an event organized yesterday to set out their policy agenda to the foreign journalists covering the upcoming presidential election.

Read also Tibet bloodshed shakes up Taiwan election by Ralph Jennings, Taiwan’s Ma threatens Olympic boycott over China crackdown in Tibet by AP, Pro-Tibet demonstration in Taiwan by Caroline Gluck, and Tibet hot topic in Taiwan elections, mainland-based Taiwanese businessmen rush home to vote by Kenneth Tan.

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