Retired People’s Liberation Army called on the two sides will jointly defend the South China Sea (Figure)
two-day” six decades the two sides’ Conference held in Taipei. The picture shows the Chinese Strategy and Management Research Association, Central Party School, Zheng Bijian, former executive vice president (third from right), the Chinese Art of War Research Society Honorary President Lee occasion were (from right) and other experts and scholars photo. Huang Shaohua photo
agency issued Nov. 15 (Xinhua) from the Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taiwan’s civil society-sponsored “cross-strait six decades,” 14th Symposium in Taipei closed. People’s Liberation Army retired Lieutenant General, Chinese Art of War Studies International Honorary President Lee were at the meeting suggested that the development in the South China Sea issue, the two sides may wish to defend, safeguard the natural boundaries of the Chinese nation.
According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that Li, vice president of the occasion were former military science, he and retired Major General, National Defense University, former director of war research with Pan Zhenqiang invited to visit Taiwan, a step for cross-strait military exchanges the first step. Special status because they speak particularly by the Taiwan participants attention.
Lee both said the occasion, the two sides have the political consensus on the establishment of military mutual trust, the core of the “1992 consensus” and “opposing Taiwan independence”, on this basis, to determine the cross-strait political positioning, and a clear, unified direction and steps. On the current conditions to see “not yet mature,” but this does not prevent non-first exchange, the two sides discussed the establishment of military mutual trust mechanism. He said that recognition of the principle of one than the establishment of half a million troops are useful.
for the withdrawal of missiles, LI Ji-view that both sides can discuss this matter, but not as a premise, but the result of cross-strait negotiations. He reiterated several times, is a whole continent to deploy missile defense needs, the potential threat to surrounding areas because China is not in addition, full deployment is not required blank, even against missiles across the Taiwan Strait, but also to guard against “Taiwan independence” and foreign intervention in Taiwan and set up.
despite the positive progress of cross-strait relations, the situation in the Taiwan Strait, the mainland participants still feel the three major concerns: fear of Taiwan’s policy is not coherent; not rule out “Taiwan independence” comeback; outside interference that sets policy wavering and so on. LI Ji are tough tone that can not be the third foreign military and security forces to intervene sides to establish mutual trust mechanism in any part of its infringement upon China’s sovereignty. If you insist on intervention, “to wait and see!”
in the current situation, inter-LI were also seen there are two sides to “non-war means” the possibility of settling disputes, he suggested that the development in the South China Sea issue, the two sides may wish to co-defense, and common development, “the two sides work together to uphold the existing boundaries of the Chinese nation have the problem? How can we allow outside approval.” reported that this is by far the continent’s military for the establishment of cross-strait military trust the most authoritative statement, drew the attention.
Pan Zhenqiang suggested the two sides can co-write the history of Sino-Japanese War, in order to build consensus. He said the Taiwan Navy friends asked him to put forward before the two sides in the Straits could “traffic separation” issue on cooperation to reduce marine accidents. Foreign Affairs University Wu Jianmin, former president, said, according to his many years of experience in foreign affairs, things are often the key to success in the “good ideas”, there are good ideas, most failed to do so.