Beijing demands clarification of DPP’s ‘status quo’

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-28
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

China’s government on Wednesday demanded that the leader of Taiwan’s main

Tsai Ing-wen at DPP headquarters in Taipei, May 27. (Photo/CNA)

Tsai Ing-wen at DPP headquarters in Taipei, May 27. (Photo/CNA)

opposition Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai Ing-wen, expound upon what she meant when she said she would “maintain the status quo” if elected president next year.

Fan Liqing, spokeswoman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office under the State Council, made the demand when answering questions from media at a regular news briefing.

“The two sides of the Taiwan Strait have remained under separate rule since 1949, but it won’t change the fact that the mainland and Taiwan belong to ‘one China,'” Fan said. “China’s sovereignty and territory cannot be axed. Since 2008, peaceful development of cross-strait relations has been possible based on the 1992 Consensus, which is the status quo between the two sides.”

“As the DPP has mentioned that it would seek to maintain the status quo, all sectors in Taiwan are wondering what the party means when it refers to this term. This is something that they must give a clear explanation for,” Fan said.     [FULL  STORY]

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