ROC (Taiwan) President Helps China in Its East, South China Sea ClaimsPosted: April 10, 2016 | |
Reuters and some other Western media would rather there are two Chinas or one China one Taiwan so that China would be a little smaller and weaker without Taiwan, but that is their wishful thinking. For the KMT now in power in Taiwan, it has had a consensus with the CCP on Chinese mainland that there is only one China but either of them may have its own interpretation of the one China, i.e. the CCP regards PRC (the People’s Republic of China) as the one China while KMT regards ROC (the Republic of China) as the one China. For the DPP that will soon come in power, it respects ROC constitution that provides there is only one China.
Therefore, China and Taiwan have identical claims in the East and South China Seas as they both are China.
That is why ROC (Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou visits Taiping and Pengjia Islands to uphold China’s (i.e. PRC’s and ROC’s) sovereignty to the disputed islands and waters. During Ma’s visit to the Taiping Island, he showed reporters fresh well water on the island to indicate that Taiping is not an uninhabitable rock but an inhabitable island to rebuff Philippines’ claim that the Spratlys are uninhabitable rocks. Obviously, President Ma did that to support PRC’s claim.
“Brothers fight within their family but unite in fighting enemy from the outside”
People on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are brothers who follow Confucius’ teachings.
Comments by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report “Outgoing Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou visits remote and disputed islands to ‘assert Taipei’s sovereignty’”, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1934938/outgoing-taiwan-president-ma-ying-jeou-visits-remote-and-disputed-islands.