Beijing should not overreact to Taipei mayor’s stance

Want China Times
Date: 2015-03-31
By: Tung Chen-yuan

China has not said that the annual Taipei-Shanghai forum will be suspended if Taipei mayor Ko

Ko Wen-je speaks at a recycled furniture expo in Taipei, March 30. (File photo/Tu Yi-an)

Ko Wen-je speaks at a recycled furniture expo in Taipei, March 30. (File photo/Tu Yi-an)

Wen-je continues to reject the 1992 Consensus, and Beijing should not ask Ko to change his stance.

There were never political preconditions set for the Taipei-Shanghai forum or for other cross-strait exchanges involving local governments in Taiwan. If the Taipei-Shanghai forum is suspended because of Ko’s political views, exchanges between local governments in China and Taiwan will be impacted as a result since a majority of Taiwan’s county magistrates and city mayors represent the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which does not recognize the 1992 Consensus.     [FULL  STORY]

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