Taiwan's fiscal revenue could be used to improve livelihoods after reunification: Taiwan Affairs Office
Published: Oct 30, 2021 01:09 AM
People wearing masks walk on street in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 30, 2020.(Photo: Xinhua)

People wearing masks walk on street in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 30, 2020.(Photo: Xinhua)

A senior official from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Friday that after reunification, Taiwan's peace and tranquility will be fully guaranteed and its economic development will be enhanced. 

After reunification, Taiwan compatriots will jointly participate in global governance and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, Liu Junchuan, deputy head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a seminar themed "National Reunification and National Rejuvenation" held in Yichang, Central China's Hubei Province on Friday.

Liu said in a video address that Taiwan compatriots should see clearly that the reunification of the motherland and the rejuvenation of the nation is both a great cause and a great goal.  

Liu said that Taiwan should have a thorough grasp of the general trend of historical development and realize that reunification of the motherland is where Taiwan's future lies and its interests lie. 

"A strong country, national rejuvenation, and reunification across the Taiwan Straits are the trend of the times, the path we have taken, and the cause we share," Liu said, adding that despite the complex and grave situation across the Taiwan Straits, the Chinese mainland has always taken the initiative in resolving the Taiwan question.

After reunification, peace and tranquility in Taiwan will be fully guaranteed, and the way of life, private property, religious belief and legitimate rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots will be inviolable, Liu said. 

All Taiwan compatriots who support the reunification and rejuvenation of the motherland will truly be masters of the island, participate in Taiwan's governance and the development of the motherland, and fully enjoy the well-being of development and glory of national rejuvenation, he noted.

"The well-being of Taiwan compatriots will be improved, exchanges between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits will become more convenient, and there will be broader opportunities for Taiwan compatriots, especially young people, to come to the mainland for development. Taiwan's fiscal revenue can be fully used to improve people's well-being," the official said. 

The official said that peaceful reunification of the motherland best serves the overall interests of the Chinese nation, including Taiwan compatriots. Compatriots in Taiwan should firmly stand on the right side of history and contribute to the reunification of the motherland.

People should have a deep understanding of the nature of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority's provocation for secession, and resolutely smash any attempt at separatism. 

Taiwan secessionism is the biggest obstacle to the reunification of the motherland. The DPP are engaged in political manipulation for their own selfish interests, trying to link up with external forces, create cross-Straits confrontation and confrontation, and trap Taiwan compatriots into the evil path of "opposing the mainland and seeking secession," increasingly pushing Taiwan into the abyss of danger, Liu said. 

"Those who forget their ancestors, betray the motherland and split the country will never come to a good end and will surely be spurned by the people and judged by history! The mainland will punish the diehard secessionists in accordance with the law and hold them accountable," Liu said. 

Our compatriots in Taiwan should, together with the mainland, eradicate secessionism and resolutely thwart any secessionist attempt for the sake of the greater interests of the nation, Taiwan's future and the bright future of China's reunification.

Global Times