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China hurts Taiwan's feelings at academic conference in Portugal

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  1. ChineseTiger1986

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    Taiwan has strongly condemned Chinese obstruction at an academic conference in Portugal and said it has hurt cross-Taiwan Strait relations.

    "The mainland should deal with Taiwan's participation in activities on international occasions pragmatically," the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday in a statement.

    "If there is no respect for each other, the development of cross-strait relations will be seriously hurt."

    The council was responding to a report saying that a Chinese official had a single-page advertisement for Taiwan's Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange ripped out of all of the programs at the 20th conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS) held in Portugal July 22-26.

    Citing participants at the conference, Taiwan's opposition-leaning Liberty Times identified the offending official as Xu Lin, an adviser to China's State Council and director general of the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, known as the "Hanban."

    It said Xu's demand to tear the pages from the program, which the hosting University of Minho carried out without the association's approval, upset conference participants.

    The page was not removed from the online version of the program.

    The foundation was invited to sponsor and participate in the conference for academic and cultural exchanges, the MAC said, and the mainland's unfriendly move has triggered unnecessary controversy and hurt the feelings of the 23 million people in Taiwan. "For this, we felt deep regret and disappointment," it said.

    "The positive exchange of cross-strait relations will hinge on both sides addressing reality and respecting each other," it said.

    It called on China to treat Taiwan in a friendly way at international events because otherwise it will adversely affect the development of cross-strait ties.

    The National Central Library, which represented Taiwan at the conference, said it filed a protest with the organizer over the incident and received an apology in return.

    Library chief Tseng Shu-hsien said EACS president Roger Greatrex went to the library's book exhibition at the conference to extend an apology to the foundation, and library staff expressed their discontent at that time. EACS officials also spoke for 30 minutes at the opening ceremony to condemn the incident.

    Tseng said the library is traditionally invited to attend the biennial event and hold a book exhibition, through which it builds contacts with local sinologists.

    This year, because of the library's budget constraints, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation sponsored library personnel to attend the conference but did not send any of its own representatives.

    The foundation is a long-time sponsor of EACS activities, including its biennial conference, Young Scholar Awards and Library Travel Grants, Tseng said.

    She said the library is now consulting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the MAC to lodge formal protests against the "Hanban" or the University of Minho through other channels.

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    I understand Taiwan is important for China. But I feel like this is going nowhere. Today in Taiwan it's not pro PRC vs Pro RoC but pro RoC vs Pro RoT...

    Maybe in 2016 Pro RoT will win...I hope they will stop cooperation with China and try to have closer ties with Japan/US...their failure will show China is important for Taiwan too.
     
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    we will make it back oneday even a war.if one day taiwan anounced independ
    if taiwan announced independence oneday.we will make it back via war.cuz its a part of china .cant be divided
     
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    be nice to Taiwan :victory1:
     
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    Yep, hopefully the Pan-Green movement will win the election by 2016.
     
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    No need to threaten Taiwan :-)
     
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    Lol "Taiwanese" blame China? Whats the problem? Where is the offense and threat from China?
    It was probably a "Taiwanese" who put the nonsense on paper to provoke Chinese. Maybe an foreigner with ill interests. Its provocative nonsense. Got removed from the book. 'Pragmatically' instead of making a big political deal out of it.

    Now how about you separatists and foreign fiddler of business that has nothing to do with you and do as you ask from others. Be a bit more 'pragmatic' and deal with it.
     
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    Let's say it's 2025, if Taiwan still does not announce independence will the status quo remain?
     
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    that is the time to recover
     
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    Taiwanese people chosen their own way, away from PRC.
    Let's respect their choice.
     
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    They can have their choice, and we can have ours as well.

    2016-2020 will be the perfect timeline.

    200-2008 was simply too premature to make that happened.
     
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    force out of their will, can we call that invasion ?
    I believe, Japan would react as request from ROC govt.
     
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    As you wish, maybe you can send your boys to defend for their behalf.
     
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    half of taiwanese admit they are chinese .the others are the separators
    i absolutely agree with you !!!!
    :china:let our flag flies on taiwan island
     
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    Only 10% of Taiwanese are loyal to PRC. So we need to take that into account.

    The military unification is not only to kick out those green bugs, but also to smash ROC/KMT into pieces, since they are always the loyal servants of the US.