By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
After her swearing-in Friday morning, Tsai gave an official 30-minute address which also included references to her China policies. She did not mention “One China” and the controversial “1992 Consensus,” but did acknowledge the 1992 Hong Kong talks as a historical fact which had led to positive developments.
Tsai took a vague stance on the basic question of the nature of cross-straits relations, said the TAO, the Chinese government department in charge of Taiwan policies and relations. It published a statement about four hours after Tsai delivered her speech.
She did not clearly acknowledge the “1992 Consensus” and did not identify with its basic significance, the TAO said, adding Tsai had also failed to propose a concrete way of safeguarding the peaceful stable development of cross-straits relations. [FULL STORY]