The basic position of the Chinese Government
regarding the settlement of the Taiwan question is
"peaceful reunification; one country, two
systems". To put it briefly, it is to realize the
reunification of the country by peaceful means, and inside
the reunified country, two different social systems --
socialism and capitalism - are allowed to co-exist.
Socialist system will be practised in the main part of China
and the capitalist system will be practised in Taiwan, Hong
Kong and Macao areas. The two different social systems will
co-exist peacefully for a long time without one swallowing
up the other.