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Taiwan official in charge of China issues on charm offensive in Nanjing

Published on Feb 12, 2014 5:46 PM
 
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Minister Wang Yu-chi (front right) waves as he leaves after visiting the Sun Yat-sen mausoleum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, February 12, 2014. Taiwan's official in charge of mainland affairs went on a charm offensive in Nanjing on Wednesday, on Feb 12, 2014, extolling Taiwan's society and democratic system to an audience in Nanjing University. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Taiwan's official in charge of mainland affairs went on a charm offensive in Nanjing on Wednesday, extolling Taiwan's society and democratic system to an audience in Nanjing University.

Mr Wang Yu-chi spoke repeatedly of the deep warmth and "human compassion" that the Taiwanese people possess, urging mainland students to visit Taiwan and promising them that once they arrive, they "may never want to leave".

He also said that Taiwan's democracy is something that the island is proud of.

As the chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, he is under a lot of pressure from both the media and legislators.

 
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