Want China Times
The chair and new presidential candidate of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang, Eric
Chu, said Monday that young people in Taiwan will have misgivings if the government “leaps” into “pure political talks” with China.
Cross-strait relations should develop step by step, Chu said, noting that his party insists on developing ties with China based on the 1992 Consensus — a tacit understanding between the KMT and Beijing that there is only “one China,” with each side free to interpret what that means.
Based on that consensus, President Ma Ying-jeou has set a guideline for Taiwan’s China policy — “No unification, no independence and no use of force” — a guideline that has helped promote the peaceful development of cross-strait ties, Chu said during a TV interview. [FULL STORY]