訪美提「親美友中」 柯文哲:兩岸應開始友善對話 | ‘Pro-US, but China- friendly’: Ko says to Heritage Foundation

訪美的台北市長柯文哲,於美東時間3月20日在華府傳統基金會演講,對於中美台關係,柯文哲提出「親美友中」的論述。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – During his speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. on March 20 (Eastern Time), Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) discussed the triangular relations between Taiwan, China, and the U.S., stressing that “Taiwan is pro-US, but it can also be China-friendly.”

在兩岸關係上,他反對用仇恨當政治對立的籌碼,兩岸應該開始對話,重新建立互信,這才是最重要的第一步。他過去會講「兩岸一家親」,就是先對大陸表示善意。

On cross-strait relations, the mayor said he opposes using hatred as a bargaining chip and expressed hopes that Taiwan and China could start dialoguing and re-establish mutual trust. That’s the reason why he proposed that “the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are one family,” a statement that demonstrates Taiwan’s goodwill.

柯文哲認為,今天台灣和中國大陸最大的問題,就是雙方沒有互信。國民黨講九二共識、一中各表,但中國大陸的九二共識卻只有一中,國民黨的九二共識顯然沒有被中國大陸接受。至於民進黨說維持現狀,但北京看到台灣卻是去中國化、去蔣化,所以大陸很不高興。

Ko also thinks that the biggest problem is that there’s no trust between the two countries. Regarding the 1992 Consensus, China doesn’t accept KMT’s “one China with respective interpretations,” not to mention DPP’s stance on “maintaining the status quo” which translates to gradual de-sinicization and the removal of Chiang Kai-shek statues.

柯文哲表示,不管是國民黨或民進黨,目前和大陸都無法真正對話,所以他這次來美國,訪問多個智庫,大家的看法都一樣,也認為台灣和大陸目前有溝通障礙,雙方認知不同,所以他才會提出「五個互相」。

According to Ko, the think tanks he visited during the trip agree that there is a gap between Taiwan and the mainland. Therefore, he proposed the “Five Mutual Principles” in hopes of bridging the gap between Taipei and Beijing given that they haven’t managed to start a successful conversation so far.

柯文哲強調,兩岸即使出現爭執、障礙,雙方還是不要完全斷了溝通,因為在世界上很難找到像台灣、大陸這樣子經濟如此緊密,政治上卻如此相互敵視的案例。

Further stressing that there are still disputes and obstacles between the two sides, Ko said communication shouldn’t be hindered as it is a rare phenomenon for two countries like Taiwan and China to have such close economic relations while being bitter enemies politically.

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