美国纽约时代广场巨屏现“要和平，反對毀滅臺灣！”“We want peace, not the destruction of Taiwan!”on the Times Square billboard
At approximately 10:00 p.m. Beijing Time (10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time), the slogan and images of “We want peace, not the destruction of Taiwan!” appeared on the Times Square billboard. The four posters, Child’s Innocent Smiles Taken away by Wars, No Missiles but Eggs, Taiwanese Hope for Happiness not Wars, In the Face of Adventurous Visits, Peace is in Jeopardy, were rolled out, which generated attention and buzz in the streets. Meanwhile, in order to protest Tsai Ing-wen’s visit and express their strong desire for the reunification of the motherland and peaceful development, many representatives of the Chinese overseas compatriots displayed banners in English and Chinese, including “We want peace, not the destruction of Taiwan!”, in front of the Lotte Palace Hotel where Tsai stayed and neighboring streets in New York.
As we all know, since Tsai Ing-wen took office, she has refused to recognize the “1992 Consensus”, the cornerstone of national stability. Instead, she has stubbornly adhered to the “Taiwan Independence” position, contributing to the separatist forces and causing tensions between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, provoking great indignation among Chinese worldwide. Zeng Xianqiu, the Acting President of United Fujianese of American said that their only purpose was to let Tsai Ing-wen know that overseas Chinese were firmly against “Taiwan Independence” and firmly defending the reunification of the motherland. Lin Tianhuan, the President of Fuzhou Association of USA said, “ We hope peaceful reunification of the two sides of Taiwan Strait instead of wars. We are all Chinese. We Chinese should unite, not divide. Taiwan has been part of China since ancient times. We overseas Chinese will never approve if Tsai Ing-wen insists in Taiwan independence.” At the same time, he called on US politicians to stick to the one-china principle and respect for the core interests of China. Many other overseas compatriots like Li Guiming, Honorary President of Fujian Consolidated Benevolent Association USA also expressed their opposition to Tsai Ing-wen’s visit and their will to continue to stand united against all forms of “Taiwan Independence”.