Published On: Thu, Jun 21st, 2018

Local Chinese community also strives for peaceful reunification of China

Peter Wong

Peter Wong

WILLEMSTAD - A delegation of eight representatives of the Chinese community in Curaçao was recently in Panama to attend the conference on peaceful reunification of China.

This conference focused on the reunification of mainland and Taiwan. The most important aspect of this unification, according to the participants, is peace, or in other words, One China with Taiwan officially placed under the government of the People's Republic of China.

Chiang Kai Shek was a political and military leader in China who served as the leader of the Republic of China until 1949, but he had exiled to Taiwan after losing the civil war on the mainland against Mao Tse Tung. At this moment it only has official diplomatic ties with 18 countries in the world. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is no longer a member of the United Nation in 1971 as China (the People's Republic of China) became an official member of this organization.

For more than two years now, the Curaçao Chinese community has been part of this process. Peter Wong, who was the delegation leader during the conference, expressed his satisfaction with the result of the conference.

MR. Wong is also the vice-president of the local Chinese club.

"This is a historical act!" Before traveling to Panama, Peter Wong and another delegation member, Tengli Wu, also vice president of the Chinese club, visited Beijing to gather information about the peaceful reunification of the island of Taiwan and mainland China.

This topic is also included in the curriculum of the Chinese School in Curaçao.

Taiwan belongs to China. For China, it is a matter of principle. China is considered a world power and it wants all its territories back, just like it was the cases with Hong Kong SAR (former British colony) in 1997 and Macao SAR (former Portuguese colony) in 1999.

This should also be the case with Taiwan. Through colonization and imperialism, the island was colonized by for example the Spanish, Dutch and Japanese in the past.

"We live here. Many of us were born here and we don't know the history. As an organization, we promote this knowledge especially to the new generation of Chinese that live far away from mainland China," said Wong during an interview with Curaçao Chronicle.

"This is our history and we want the world, including Curaçao, to know that the people of Taiwan are also Chinese. We are one China," said Wong.

Wong also stated that he is proud to see how his country is progressing. "We want to see our country as one. That is why we are creating a platform where more people can receive information about this topic. The objective is for all to see that China wants Taiwan to reunite with its motherland by a peaceful process."

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