By: Central News Agency
Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has incorporated the “1992 consensus” into its party platform that was passed at the party’s national congress on Sunday. The KMT passed amendments to its policy guidelines during the meeting after officially nominating Hung Hsiu-chu as its candidate in next year’s presidential election.
The “1992 consensus” as understood by the KMT refers to a tacit agreement reached between Taiwan and China in 1992 that there is only one China with each side free to interpret its meaning. The KMT’s new policy guidelines include maintaining stability across the Taiwan Strait by strengthening mutual trust between the two sides and pushing for the realization of the “five-point vision,” reached by then-KMT Chairman Lien Chan and then-Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao in 2005.
That vision calls for promoting cross-strait economic exchanges, the termination of cross-strait animosity and regular party-to-party communications platforms. [FULL STORY]