타이완의 천 수이벤 총통은, 중국 본토의 공산당 지도자들과 회담하기 위한 전제 조건으로 베이징의 “하나의 중국” 정책을 받아 들이는 것은 타이완의 주권을 넘겨주는 셈이기 때문에 수용하지 않을 것이라고 말했습니다.

천 총통은 7일 로이터 통신과의 인터뷰에서, 타이완과 중국은 경제와 운송 및 관광 문제에 관해 회담을 시작해야 한다고 역설하고,  타이완의 주권을 둘러싼 논쟁에도 불구하고, 이러한 회담이  성공 할것으로 기대하고 있다고 말했습니다.  

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Taiwan's President Chen Shui-Bian says he will not accept Beijing's "one China" policy as a precondition for any talks with communist leaders on the mainland, because that would amount to surrendering Taiwan's sovereignty.

In an interview today (Friday), Mr. Chen said Taiwan and China should begin talks on economic, transport and tourism issues. He told the Reuters news agency he is hopeful such talks would be successful, despite the two sides' dispute over sovereignty for the island.

The divide between Taipei and Beijing began at the end of Chinese revolution in 1949. The communist leadership insists there is but one China, and that Taiwan must eventually yield to Beijing's control.

China has threatened war if Taiwan formally declares its independence, but Mr. Chen told Reuters today there is no need for such a declaration, because independence for Taiwan already "is a reality."

Mr. Chen said any change in Taiwan's political status would have to be approved by the island's 23 million citizens in a referendum.