The Cross-strait Youth Forum opened in Beijing yesterday with Ouyang Nana as the event ambassador. The Mainland Affairs Council warned Taiwanese youths not to let themselves become Communist pawns for reunification.
Ouyang Nana, Entertainer: “Here's to a successful 2022 Cross-Strait Youth Summit.”
The Cross-Strait Youth Summit opened in Beijing on the 21st with Ouyang Nana as event ambassador. Former Kuomintang Chair Hung Hsiu-chu talked about the important role youth will play in the coming era, while KMT Vice Chair Sean Lien gave a recorded speech calling for more cross-Strait collaboration.
Sean Lien, Vice Chair, KMT: “No matter which side of the Strait you're on, we share a common culture and ethnicity. There are many topics and many businesses (that span the Strait). We should explore them together and work together for the greater good.”
Liu Jieyi, Director, Taiwan Affairs Office: “We can learn from each other and work together to create better conditions. We want to make it more convenient for Taiwanese youths to come to the mainland to learn, work, start businesses, and live.”
Justin Lin, who was born in Taiwan and is currently a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said during his address that youth on either side of the Strait could work together to break the current stalemate and contribute to an ethnic revival. In response, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council warned Taiwanese youth not to become Communist pawns for reunification.
Chiu Chui-cheng, Spokesperson, Mainland Affairs Council: “I call on all our young friends to raise their vigilance and to pay attention to the ulterior political motives behind relevant events so that they don't become Communist propaganda tools for reunification.”
In response to a series of videos released by the Taiwan Affairs Office on the legitimacy of the 1992 Consensus, Chiu says the Republic of China has no room to breathe under the one-China principle and the people of Taiwan don't accept it as Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China.