Beijing’s recognition of ROC would ease anti-China sentiment in Taiwan

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-21

Former Taiwanese legislator Shen Fu-hsiung of the major opposition Democratic Progressive

Hung Hsiu-chu visits a local market in Kaohsiung, July 15. (File photo/CNA)

Hung Hsiu-chu visits a local market in Kaohsiung, July 15. (File photo/CNA)

Party (DPP) commented on Kuomintang (KMT) presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu’s stance on China in a recent op-ed piece, stating that “Beijing may have come to realize that it cannot depend on the ruling Kuomintang to maintain the situation in Taiwan.”

Shen concluded that Beijing conceding to Hung’s call for recognition of the Republic of China in Taiwan is what Want Daily has been advocating for, since it will help prevent anti-China sentiment from spreading further in Taiwan.

Beijing has refrained from responding to the “one China, same interpretation” version of the “1992 consensus” proposed by Hung May 1, when she was running in the KMT presidential primary and this is likely because its actions during previous Taiwanese elections have backfired.

There would not be such counter effects if Beijing were simply to recognize the ROC’s existence, without siding with a particular party or candidate.     [FULL  STORY]

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