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China pushes ‘One China, One Taiwan’ policy following landslide election


Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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UPDATED 5:13 PM PT — Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chinese leadership continues to declare their rule over Taiwan after the island’s pro-democracy president won in a landslide election. China’s foreign ministry reportedly said no matter what happens in Taiwan, there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of that.

Many pro-democracy supporters took to the streets after the election to celebrate. Activist Joshua Wong said Tsai Ing-wen’s victory was a “precious moment” for people in Hong Kong.

“Today is the day for the majority of Taiwanese to choose their fate, to safeguard their democracy and freedoms, and most importantly, to say no to CCP’s authoritarian invasion,” he said.

Supporters of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen cheer for Tsai’s victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

The Chinese government is opposing Taiwan independence, or the idea of ‘one China, one Taiwan.’ The foreign ministry and residents in Beijing said they continue to push for the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.

“Taiwan is always a part of China’s territory, many hope that the people across straits can coexist peacefully,” said one resident. “This is the ‘One China’ principle, and is also what Chinese people have been longing for.”

Beijing called on the international community to respect the notion of ‘one China’ following the election. Chinese analysts have viewed the election as a setback in relations with Taiwan, but not a “major crisis.”

Supporters of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen cheer for Tsai’s victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)





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