By: Yu Shiang, Miao Tsung-han, Chen Yi-hsuan, Liu Kuan-Ting and Shih Hsiu-chuan
Taipei, Jan. 1 (CNA) The political formulas China is intent on forcing on Taiwan are
not acceptable to the people of Taiwan because they allow no room for the Republic of China (ROC) to exist, according to a statement from Taiwan’s top China policy agency released Tuesday.
Only when Beijing comes to understand the differences across the Taiwan Strait will it stop trying to force Taiwan to accept its “one China” principle and “1992 consensus,” a format that endorses the same principle, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said.
Although the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) describes the “1992 consensus” as “one China, each side with its own interpretation,” with Taiwan’s version of “one China” being the ROC, China does not allow interpretations other than “one China” being the People’s Republic of China (PRC), MAC spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) told CNA.
China has cut off all official communication with Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office in May 2016, as a way to press her to accept the “1992 consensus.” [FULL STORY]