Registrations for Taiwan’s 2024 presidential and legislative elections are being accepted from now until this Friday. Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidateslai qingdeThe pairing of Lai Xiao and Xiao Meiqin, representatives of the United States, has been finalized, but the combination of blue and white is still stuck.According tohong kongYang Lihua, deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office in Shanghai, said the mainland could deal with whoever comes to power, Ming Pao reported. “We will go our way.” Lai Qingde’s coming to power may be more favorable to mainland China. “Accelerating Reintegration.”
According to reports, Yanglihua recently received a delegation from the Hong Kong youth group “Just Speak Up” and said that the construction of Shanghai’s port shipping, aviation centers and business centers is one of the best in the world. In terms of science and technology innovation centers, Shanghai had more than 40 high-value invention patents per 10,000 people last year. “At our pace, Shanghai will soon catch up with Taiwan’s GDP.”
Yang Lihua said there are about 500,000 Taiwan compatriots in the Yangtze River Delta, and 160,000 to 170,000 live in Shanghai. There were about 700 new Taiwanese companies in Shanghai last year and the year before last. In the first three quarters of this year, there were 940 new companies. There are currently 19,400 Taiwanese companies registered in Shanghai, including 13 listed Taiwanese companies.
But he also said there are still many Taiwanese people who have never come to the mainland. According to statistics, two-thirds of Taiwanese have never set foot on the mainland. Many Taiwanese people do not understand the mainland. He cited the example of a famous Taiwanese speaker who previously said that “mainland people are so poor they can’t even buy tea eggs.” Yang Lihua said that “even the person who said it did not believe it.”
Yang Lihua also pointed out that Taiwanese media often denigrate the mainland, such as “the unemployment rate in the mainland is 20% to 30%” and “nobody can get a job.” “Many people on the island do not know the truth and are scolding them every day. Our hearts are very sad.”
He said the Taiwan Affairs Office in Shanghai meets with Taiwanese compatriots every day, sometimes several times a day. He would tell Taiwanese compatriots, “When you go back, you don’t need to exaggerate. Just say what you see.” It is also a fact that the mainland has flaws and shortcomings, “but we are more about development and more about serving the people.”
Regarding Taiwan’s general elections next year, Yang Lihua believes that no matter who is elected, “we will go our own way.” -Te coming to power may be more beneficial to “accelerate reunification”. “We want a reunion.” If you can’t find the opportunity, there will be a chance for reunification if you strive for “Taiwan independence”.
He also said that ifKuomintangTaking power could delay the reunification process and “give us a few more years of development”, by which time the mainland would be even stronger.
Public information shows that Yang Lihua is 46 years old. He once served as the director of the Secretariat of the Shanghai Municipal Government Office in Beijing. In September 2021, he became the deputy director of the Shanghai Taiwan Affairs Office. In February last year, he was elected to the Shanghai Cross-Strait Exchange Promotion Association.
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