The Taiwan Affairs Office of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of China and the Taiwan Affairs
Office of the State Council issued a statement on Taiwan
election on March 18. The statement is as follows:
There is only one China in the world,
and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory. The
election of a new leader in Taiwan can not change the fact
that Taiwan is part of Chinese
The "One China"
principle is the prerequisite for peaceful reunification.
"Taiwan independence" in whatever form will never
be allowed. We should listen to what the new leader in
Taiwan says and watch what he does. We will observe where he
will lead cross-Straits relations.
are willing to exchange views on cross-Straits relations and
peaceful reunification with all parties, organizations, and
personages in Taiwan who favor the "One China"
principle. We appeal to Taiwan compatriots to combine their
efforts with ours to safeguard the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of the motherland, protect the
fundamental interests of the Chinese nation, and realize the
complete reunification of the motherland.