Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

Japanese Rep’s statement upsets PRC and Taiwan
May 14, 2009, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Museums/Memorials, Territorial Disputes

Masaki Saito, Japan’s representative for Taiwan, made a remark on May 1 that Taiwan’s status was still unclear, attracting criticism from both sides of the Strait. The six articles at the bottom of the links below show responses from PRC/Taiwan. Other articles discuss most recent developments between PRC and Taiwan including their cooperation in the financial market and Taiwan’s creation of a replica of the ship of Ming Dynasty hero.

Promoting a ‘two China’ policy, Taipei Times, May 10, 2009

Taiwan, China May Allow Cross-Trading of Stocks, Bloomberg, May 7, 2009

Replica of Ming Dynasty ship looks to retrace ancient sea routes, Taiwan News, May 7, 2009

Who is concocting ‘Taiwan Question’?, People’s Daily Online, May 6, 2009

China Rages over Japanese Comments on Taiwan, Bridging the Straits, May 5, 2009

MOFA will not ask Japan to recall its representative: vice FM, China Post, May 5, 2009

Gov’t Rebuts Japanese Chief Representative’s “Taiwan’s Status Undetermined” Remarks, Kuomintang News Network, May 4, 2009

Taiwan lodges protest with Japan’s top representative over remarks, Japan Today, May 2, 2009

Taiwan’s top China negotiator tenders resignation, AFP, March 5, 2009

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