‘Ball in Taiwan’s court’ on ties: China’s TAO

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 28, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA in BEIJING

If cross-strait relations are to move forward, “the ball is now in Taiwan’s court,”

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang speaks to reporters at a regular news conference in Beijing yesterday.  Photo: CNA

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said yesterday.

Ma was commenting on an overture from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on an equal footing and without any preconditions.

In an exclusive interview with Agence France-Presse on Monday, Tsai said there is still a chance for the two sides to sit down and talk, despite escalating tension across the Taiwan Strait.

China’s stance on the “1992 consensus” and its opposition to Taiwanese independence remain firm and consistent, Ma said.    [FULL  STORY]

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