Taiwanese lawmakers propose removing wording in an act guiding Taiwan-China relations to line up with reality
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Ma made the comment after Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers proposed removal of some words in the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area to line up with reality.
The proposed amendment, led by DPP lawmaker Tsai Yi-yu (蔡易餘), wants to delete "before national unification" along with several other wordings. These are said to be the product of a mutual misconception between the Chinese Communist Party and Taiwan's Nationalist Party at the time it was implemented in 1992 that both sides will one day reunify.
The wording does not conform to today's political reality that Taiwan is an independent and normal nation by the definition of international law. Though China sees otherwise.