By: Chen Chia-lun, Lawrence Chiu and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, March 6 (CNA) Taiwan has reaffirmed that the “1992 consensus” and “one China,
different interpretations” are the key to institutionalized talks and interactions between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait after Chinese leaders made similar remarks stressing Beijing will adhere to the consensus as a political foundation.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the Cabinet-level agency responsible for China policy, made the reaffirmation in a statement released late Saturday, in which it also explained that the core of the consensus is to reflect the sovereignty of the Republic of China.
“The mainland should face up to the cross-strait reality of separate rule, so that it can truly respect and understand Taiwanese people’s feelings and views,” the MAC statement said.
Only with such an attitude can cross-strait relations be developed pragmatically in the future, it added. [FULL STORY]