UNIFICATION GAFFE?The AP was forced to retract part of a report saying that Eric Chu had ‘reaffirmed support for unification’ after a protest by the KMT
Date: May 06, 2015
By: Lai Hsiao-tung and Alison Hsiao / Staff reporters
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday said
that when he talked about “one China” during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), he was referring to the Republic of China (ROC).
Chu has been criticized over his opening remarks in a meeting with Xi in Beijing on Monday, in which he described the so-called “1992 consensus” by saying that both sides “belong to one China, but with each side ascribing different contents and definitions to the concept of ‘one China.’”
Taiwanese opposition parties accused Chu of making concessions on national sovereignty by recasting the “1992 consensus” under Beijing’s “one China” framework.
Chu, who returned to Taiwan early yesterday after a three-day visit to China, said that his phrase “belong to one China,” according to the ROC Constitution, meant “belong to the ROC” — with each side ascribing a different content and definition to “one China.” [FULL STORY]