XINHUA DEATH KNELL:As well as ‘different interpretations’, China has banned news agencies from using ‘Republic of China’ and ‘president/vice president of the ROC’
Date: Jul 23, 2017
By: Chen Yu-fu / Staff reporter
Guidelines issued by China’s Xinhua news agency banning Chinese media from using “Republic of China (ROC)” and the Taiwanese interpretation of the so-called “1992 consensus” accentuate that the “consensus” is a fabrication and eliminate any gray area in Beijing’s “one China” principle, lawmakers said yesterday.
The “1992 consensus” — a term former Mainland Affairs Council chairman Su Chi (蘇起) admitted making up in 2000 — refers to a tacit understanding between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese government that both sides acknowledge there is “one China,” with each side having its own interpretation of what “China” means.
The list also bans Chinese media from using the term “president/vice president of the ROC,” instead instructing them to use “leader/deputy leader of the Taiwan authorities.”
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and KMT chairman-elect Wu Den-yih’s (吳敦義) “‘one China, different interpretations’ has failed,” Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said. [FULL STORY]