Honduras broke off diplomatic relations with my country today, just as former President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China.
[Reporter Lin Liangsheng/Taipei Report] Honduras broke off diplomatic relations with my country today, just as former President Ma Ying-jeou was about to visit China. The Chief Convoy of the Kuomintang Legislative Yuan, Zeng Mingzong, said that he respected Ma’s arrangement; the Kuomintang legislator, Chen Yixin, also said that the two had nothing to do with each other. non-governmental exchanges between the two sides of the strait should not be affected.
On the eve of Ma Ying-jeou's visit to China, China lured Honduras to sever diplomatic relations with my country. Has there been any change in the visit to the Bank of China?
Wen Yuxia, a legislator of the Kuomintang, said in an interview today that the horse is a private trip, which has been arranged long ago. It is not to discuss diplomatic matters, but to communicate between people and has nothing to do with politics. Instead, we should think about whether there is something wrong with our diplomatic strategy. The same "diplomatic truce" as before?
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Zeng Mingzong pointed out that the Republic of China is a sovereign country, and mainland China suppresses our diplomatic space, which should be condemned; and Ma's trip was notified to the Presidential Office, which is also in line with government policies, and the healthy and orderly exchanges are carried out. It is in line with human nature, and the itinerary has been arranged long ago. I don't know that there will be a severance of diplomatic relations. The relevant itinerary respects Ma's arrangements and decisions.
Lin Weizhou, a legislator of the Kuomintang, believes that Ma's trip should not be postponed because of emergencies. Instead, everyone expects that the tension between the two sides of the Strait can be slightly eased. Ma's trip may be helpful to ease the cross-strait situation.
Lin Weizhou pointed out that the severance of diplomatic relations between Honduras and my country seems to be a matter of financial aid. If Taiwan has to rely on financial aid to maintain diplomatic relations, it is actually in jeopardy.
Chen Yixin said that the Chinese mainland chose to win over our allied countries on the eve of President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to the United States, and made Honduras break off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China. The CCP must be condemned, which will seriously damage cross-strait relations. The CCP should face up to the ROC. It is the prerequisite for the development of cross-strait relations.
Chen Yixin said that Honduras ignored the friendship with my country for more than 80 years and was unable to stop the CCP’s financial aid diplomacy and made a diplomatic turn. For international organizations, such foreign achievements have seriously damaged the international personality of the Republic of China. As the president, Tsai Ing-wen should apologize to the people of the country; Foreign Minister Wu Zhaoxie can't keep the country with diplomatic relations, so he should know what to do and resign.
Chen Yixin said that the severance of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Hong Kong is a matter of foreign relations, and cross-strait non-governmental exchanges should not be affected. Ma's visit to China this time is a trip for ancestor worship and youth exchange, and has no direct relationship with the severance of diplomatic relations.