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The National Taiwan Studies Association recently held the 2019 Taiwan Political Situation and Cross-Strait Relations Review and Prospect Seminar in Beijing. More than 50 experts and scholars from both sides of the strait attended the conference. Participating experts believed that "Taiwan independence" poses a greater threat to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, but the leading role in the development of cross-strait relations has always been firmly in the hands of the mainland. Relevant speech is excerpted as follows:
The main characteristics of cross-strait relations in 2019 are cross-strait relations, splitting and anti-secession, maintaining peaceful development and obstructing peaceful development, and promoting reunification and resistance to reunification. From the perspective of advancing the modernization of the national governance system and governance capabilities, the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) clearly stated that "it is necessary to firmly advance the peaceful reunification of the motherland, improve the institutional arrangements and policies to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, deepen cross-strait integration and development, and protect the well-being of Taiwan compatriots. Action. " This fully shows that the situation in the Taiwan Strait is moving towards peace and stability, and the development of cross-strait relations is the trend of the times. A strong country, national rejuvenation, and cross-strait reunification are historical trends that cannot be stopped by anyone or any force.
——Wang Sheng, Executive Vice President of the National Taiwan Studies Association
Since the beginning of this year, the mainland has clarified its principles and policies towards Taiwan through the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Meeting and the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. The mainland's adherence to the goal of reunification will not change, the policy of promoting peaceful reunification will not change, and the policy of deepening cross-strait integration and development and expanding cross-strait economic, social and cultural exchanges will not change. This is the mainland's policy and policy towards Taiwan for a long time to come, and it is also the most important and critical factor that determines the direction of cross-strait relations for a long time to come.
——Li Peng, Dean of the Taiwan Institute of Xiamen University
The mainland adheres to the policy of cross-strait integration and development, which forms a cross-strait relationship, which includes the links between democratic consultations across the strait, the links for deepening cross-strait integration and development, and the cross-strait non-governmental exchanges. Looking ahead to 2020, curbing the "Taiwan independence" adventure activities, maintaining the prospect of cross-strait peace, and safeguarding the common interests of the people on both sides of the strait will remain important issues for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. We firmly believe that no matter what changes occur in the situation in Taiwan, no one can stop the process of peaceful development of cross-strait relations oriented by national unification.
——Zhou Zhihuai, Distinguished Researcher, Shanghai Institute of International Studies
Cross-strait relations are moving forward in bumps in 2019, and the risks and challenges of cross-strait relations in 2020 may be more complicated and sharp. Taiwan's own change is brewing a greater predicament. Times and trends are not on the side of Taiwan and "Taiwan independence," but on the side of the mainland and reunification. We should maintain strategic self-confidence and strategic determination. In the medium and long term, the "Taiwan independence" chip will only become less and less.
——Zhu Weidong, Deputy Director, Taiwan Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
People's Daily Overseas Edition (04th edition, December 28, 2019)
[Responsible editor: Yang Yongqing]