Taiwan leader rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ offer

first_imgAnti-government protests hit Hong Kongin months due to what residents see as Beijing’s relentless efforts to exertcontrol of their city despite promises of autonomy.   TAIPEI – Taiwan’s president rejected a“one country, two systems” formula – Beijing suggested could be used to unifythe island and the mainland – saying such an arrangement had set Hong Kong “onthe edge of disorder.”     President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursdayvowed to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty, saying her government would safeguardfreedom and democracy as Beijing ramps up pressure on the self-ruled island itconsiders a “wayward province.” President Tsai Ing-wen gives a speech during the National Day in Taipei, Taiwan on Oct. 10. center_img China proposed that Taiwan be broughtunder Chinese rule under a similar arrangement, but Tsai said Beijing’spolicies towards the island were a danger to regional stability.(Reuters) Tsai, who is seeking re-election onJanuary amid criticism of her policy towards China, referred to the arrangementfor the return of former British colony of Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997 as“a failure.”  last_img

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