Elon Musk: Connect Taiwan to China!!
The richest person in the world, Elon Musk, became involved in the political tension between China and Taiwan in an interview with the British Financial Times.
When Elon Musk said ‘Taiwan should be a special administrative region under China’, the response from Taiwan was not delayed. The Taiwanese replied to Musk, “Our freedom is not for sale.”
Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, suggested in the interview that Taiwan be a “special administrative region” attached to China. The Chinese ambassador to Washington thanked Musk for his suggestion, while his Taiwanese counterpart said “his freedoms are not for sale”. China considers Taiwan, which it does not recognize as its independence, its territory.
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According to the BBC’s report, Elon Musk drew criticism with his poll on Twitter last week in which he voted on his proposals for ending the war between Russia and Ukraine. Among Musk’s suggestions was that Ukraine should give territory to Russia. Musk’s comments about Taiwan coincided with a period when Tesla broke a monthly sales record in China.
Elon Musk, in an interview published on Friday in the Financial Times, said, “My advice is… Taiwan should be a special administrative region. This may be a reasonable solution, although it may not please everyone. “It may be possible to have a more flexible arrangement than with Hong Kong.”
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China’s Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, welcomed Musk’s proposal on Saturday.
In his Twitter message, Qin stated that ‘peaceful reunification’ and ‘one state two systems’ implemented in Hong Kong constitute the basic principles of resolving the Taiwan problem. He stated that Turkey, as a special administrative region, could enjoy wide autonomy and great development opportunities.
TAIWAN: OUR FREEDOM IS NOT FOR SALE
Taiwan’s de facto Ambassador to Washington, Hsiao Bi-khim, replied, “Taiwan sells many products. But our freedom and democracy are not for sale,” he said. “The lasting solution to our future must be determined by peaceful means, free from coercion and respectful of the democratic aspirations of the Taiwanese people,” Hsiao continued in his Twitter message.
Shihoko Goto, director of the Institute for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific at the US-based think tank Wilson Center, told the BBC his proposal could harm Musk’s business.
Goto said, “Let’s not forget that Elon Musk is reportedly on the verge of acquiring Twitter. Twitter is banned in China because there is no freedom of expression. Therefore, if he is investing in Twitter, his company will not be able to operate in a Taiwan under pressure from China. “This is an act of suicide for Elon Musk,” he said.