Legislators of the Taiwan State building Party voiced that the ROC administration does not have any authority on China, and thus this ‘falsehood’ that it represents Beijing is still being claimed by politicians, and remains part of the school curriculum, which is spreading blasphemy and teaching lies to Taiwanese kids
New Delhi: In efforts to clearly demark the two nations of Taiwan and China, as well as to prevent the aim of unification from the Constitution, the Taiwan State building Party (TSP) on October 12 proposed specific constitutional amendments. According to reports, TSP Legislator Chen Po-wei stated that as the Constitution does not reflect the current reality and perpetuates a political deceit, as it divides the Republic of China (ROC) into a ‘free area’, which is Taiwan and its outlying islands, and a ‘mainland area.’
He added that the President Tsai Ing-wen-led ROC Administration does not have any authority on China, and thus this ‘falsehood’ that it represents Beijing is still being claimed by politicians and remains part of the school curriculum, which is spreading blasphemy and teaching lies to our kids.
International media quoted Po-wei as saying ‘I also support the ‘one-China policy’ because there is a country called China, and another country called Taiwan. “This is why we need these amendments, to have a constitution for Taiwan because like the majority of our citizens, I identify as Taiwanese, not Chinese.’
The TSP’s proposal focuses on five alterations to the Constitution, with the first to change the nation’s stated aim of ‘unifying the country”’ to creating a consensus among citizens for the ‘eventual establishment of a Taiwanese republic through a new constitution.’ Second, the ‘additional articles of the Constitution’ should clearly define the ‘free area’ as ‘Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and the outlying islands under Taiwan’s governance.’ Third, the ‘mainland area’ should explicitly be defined as the People’s Republic of China, they said.
Fourth, the president should be required to report to the legislature every three years, to assess and address any need for constitutional amendments, and the legislature would be mandated with initiating the amendment process. And finally, the new constitution must require the government to push for transitional justice.
Upholding the party’s demands TSP’s Chairman Chen Yi-chi was reported as saying ‘Right now, more than 80 percent of our citizens identify themselves as Taiwanese. This is why our party wants to help create a new constitution, to closely conform to people’s core values.’
He was further quoted as stating “Today with people identifying with Taiwan and seeing China as a hostile country whose military aggression is threatening Taiwan’s existence, we must rewrite these definitions to clarify these terms.’