DPP will maintain status quo in Taiwan-China relations: chairwoman

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/09
By: Sophia Yeh and S.C. Chang

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP,民進黨) basic 201504090029t0001principle 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]

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