China’s ambassador to the United States has thanked billionaire Elon Musk for proposing a particular administration zone for Taiwan however careworn Beijing’s name for “peaceful reunification and ‘one country, two systems'” for the island.
Days after floating a doable deal to finish the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that drew condemnation in Ukraine, Musk recommended that tensions between China and Taiwan may very well be resolved by handing over some management of Taiwan to Beijing.
“My recommendation . . . would be to figure out a special administrative zone for Taiwan that is reasonably palatable, probably won’t make everyone happy,” Musk informed the Financial Times in an interview revealed on Friday.
Musk was responding to a query about China, the place his Tesla (TSLA.O) electrical automotive firm operates a big manufacturing unit.
Beijing, which claims Taiwan as one in all its provinces, has lengthy vowed to deliver Taiwan beneath its management and has not dominated out the usage of pressure to take action. Democratically dominated Taiwan’s authorities strongly objects to China’s sovereignty claims and says solely the island’s 23 million folks can resolve its future.
In tweets posted on Saturday, Chinese ambassador to the United States Qin Gang wrote: “I would like to thank @elonmusk for his call for peace across the Taiwan Strait and his idea about establishing a special administrative zone for Taiwan.”
I wish to thank @elonmusk for his name for peace throughout the Taiwan Strait and his concept about establishing a particular administrative zone for Taiwan. Actually, Peaceful reunification and One Country, Two Systems are our primary rules for resolving the Taiwan query… https://t.co/KYH1Gsu3Um
— Qin Gang 秦刚 (@AmbQinGang) October 8, 2022
“Actually, Peaceful reunification and One Country, Two Systems are our basic principles for resolving the Taiwan question … and the best approach to realizing national reunification,” he added.
“Provided that China’s sovereignty, security and development interests are guaranteed, after reunification Taiwan will enjoy a high degree of autonomy as a special administrative region, and a vast space for development,” the ambassador wrote.
China has supplied Taiwan a “one country, two systems” mannequin of autonomy much like what Hong Kong has, however that has been rejected by all mainstream political events in Taiwan and has no public assist, particularly after Beijing imposed a tricky National Security Law within the metropolis in 2020.
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry declined to touch upon Musk’s feedback on Saturday.