By: Sophia Yeh and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 9 (CNA) The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP，民進黨) basic principle in handling cross-Taiwan Strait relations is “maintaining the status quo,” the party’s chairwoman said during a party meeting Thursday, as she tried to ease concerns over the DPP’s China policy ahead of next year’s presidential race.
Tsai Ing-wen （蔡英文）was quoted by DPP spokesman Cheng Yun-peng （鄭運鵬）as saying that she is confident of handling cross-strait ties well and will try to “avoid accidents” and will not provoke “contradictions, confrontations or conflicts.”
Tsai made her remarks during a closed-door meeting of the party’s China policy committee, according to Cheng, when many people at home and overseas are concerned about the party’s China policy. [FULL STORY]