Original Title: Zhu Lilun was elected Chairman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese Kuomintang: Cross-Strait dialogue must be restarted as soon as possible based on cross-strait consensus
[环球时报特约记者 程东]Regarding Zhu Lilun’s election as the new chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang, Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, responded on the 29th.
Zhu Fenglian said at the press conference that the Lu side noticed that during the election of the KMT chairman, Zhu Lilun and the other three candidates Jiang Qichen, Zhang Yazhong and Zhuo Boyuan all adhered to the “92 Consensus”, opposed “Taiwan independence”, and developed relations between the two parties. Actively expressing stance on cross-strait relations, expressing that compatriots on both sides of the strait belong to the Chinese nation. To defend the Chinese historical outlook and oppose the historical outlook of “Taiwan independence”, cross-strait dialogue must be resumed as soon as possible based on cross-strait consensus, cross-strait exchanges and cooperation should be resumed, and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait should be maintained. Appreciation”. Regarding how the Kuomintang and the Communist Party “seeking common ground and respecting differences” and whether the mainland will invite Zhu Lilun to land, she responded that the mainland is willing to hold consultations and dialogue on an equal footing on the common political basis of adhering to the one-China principle and the “92 Consensus” and opposing “Taiwan independence.” Communicate and seek solutions. Zhu Fenglian also criticized the DPP authorities for distorting and denying the “1992 Consensus” and engaging in various “independence” activities in the five years since they came to power, which seriously violated the mainstream aspirations of the Taiwan people and seriously harmed the interests and well-being of the Taiwan people.
On the morning of the 29th, Zhu Lilun held a Thanksgiving Tea Party in Yilan and Taipei. He said that after being elected, the other side expressed his intention to send a congratulatory message, and he also decided to resume the message. Someone asked him why he was elected at 9 a.m. the next day (26th). He said, “This is our joint decision. We hope that the other side will be able to express congratulations with us at 9 a.m. the next day.” As for the content of the telegram, everyone knows that the most important goal is to restart the cross-strait communication platform and communication channel. Zhu Lilun also said that in addition to receiving congratulatory messages from the CCP, he also received congratulatory messages from the United States, Japan, the European Union and Singapore, showing that the Kuomintang has regained international attention. “Zhu Lilun is back, the Kuomintang is back!”
On the 29th, the Kuomintang Central Standing Committee passed the proposal of the newly elected chairman of the Central Standing Committee to take office early, and decided to hold the handover ceremony of the party chairman next Tuesday. Chen Yixin, an honorary professor of the Department of Diplomacy and International Relations at Tamkang University, wrote on the 29th that the Biden administration has actively sought to improve relations with the mainland through specific actions such as the release of Meng Wanzhou. Some important strategic and political implications. First of all, the role played by the DPP authorities in the United States for more than five years will gradually come to an end. In other words, Tsai Ing-wen’s administration, as the vanguard of the “anti-China” initiative in the United States, will gradually express a paragraph as the Biden administration’s China policy turns. Secondly, in the next few years, even if the United States and China will still be highly competitive, the Tsai administration will occasionally become a pawn of the Biden administration, but U.S. government officials will turn the helm in the face of the wind, and it should not be the same as Trump’s first half of the last two years of his tenure with Biden. Treat Tsai Ing-wen as a treasure against the mainland. Third, in Biden’s eyes, since Tsai Ing-wen’s use value is not high, her prestige in the DPP will naturally decline. If Zhu Lilun can unite with the KMT comrades and win the county and mayor election next year, Tsai Ing-wen’s public support The momentum will fall further, entering the post-Tsai Ing-wen period ahead of schedule. Fourth, what the United States needs is no longer a DPP authority that can only create cross-strait conflicts and expand conflicts between the United States and China, but needs a Kuomintang that can become a lubricant for the relationship between the United States and China. Chen Yixin believes that Tsai Ing-wen’s role will gradually fade. According to the latest poll by the pro-green Formosa News, the island’s trust in Tsai Ing-wen has decreased by 7.3 percentage points from last month, and its distrust has increased by 5.5 percentage points. Wu Zijia, chairman of the Formosa Electronic News, bluntly stated that Tsai Ing-wen’s trust and satisfaction among the younger generation has obviously been in serious crisis, and the overall support rate is at risk of avalanche at any time.