May 2008

Tibet issue manipulated in Taiwan’s election

2008-05-22 - kwangyin
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Before election, both parties found Tibet a hot topic

When the outrage broke out in Tibet on Mar 14th, 2008, Taiwan was right in the midst of presidential election frenzy. Ma Ying-jeou, the KMT candidate, reprimanded the abuse of force from the PRC government, and reiterated the consistent respect of the ROC government for the cultural, religious, as well political rights of the Tibetan people. He also clarified the principle of handling cross-strait issues—following the opinion of the majority, which is maintaining the status quo, no independence, no unification, no force.

西藏議題在台灣總統大選中的政治操弄

2008-05-22 - kwangyin
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總統大選前夕 兩黨對於西藏事件高度關注

3月14日西藏拉薩事件爆發之時,台灣正值2008年總統選舉選情白熱化時期,國民黨競選人馬英九於15 日強烈譴責中國政府不當武力鎮壓,並且表示中華民國政府自始至終尊重西藏文化、宗教及其自治的權利,至於兩岸關係則主張符合主流民意,維持現狀,不統、不獨、不武。