The China Post
Date: June 26, 2016
TAIPEI — The legislative caucus of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reacted angrily Sunday to China’s suspension of official communications with Taiwan, saying that forcing Taiwanese to accept its version of the “1992 Consensus” is tantamount to “blackmail and coercion.”
Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡), secretary-general of the DPP caucus at the Legislative Yuan, was commenting on China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman An Fengshan’s rejection a day earlier of Taiwan’s protest over the handover of Taiwanese fraud suspects caught overseas to the Chinese authorities.
An, while stating the reason for China ignoring Taiwan’s protest, said for the first time that the cross-strait communication mechanism “has been suspended” since the new government was sworn in in Taipei last month, because the new government refuses to recognize the “1992 Consensus,” which he said is the political foundation for cross-strait relations that embodies the “one China” policy. [FULL STORY]