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Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) basic principle in handling
cross-Taiwan Strait relations is “maintaining the status quo,” the party’s chair 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 was quoted by DPP spokesperson Cheng Yun-peng as saying that she is confident of handling cross-strait ties well and will try to “avoid incidents” 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.
The spokesperson quoted Tsai as saying that she has realized her responsibility in handling Taiwan’s relations with China well should the DPP regains power in 2016, which she acknowledged is a “challenging task.” [FULL STORY]