Cross-Strait Relations: Ma urges Tsai to return to ‘1992 consensus’

ERROR OF OMISSION?Former president Ma Ying-jeou said President Tsai Ing-Wen’s failure to mention the Constitution could lead to misunderstandings

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2017
By: William Hetherington  /  Staff writer, with CNA

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday issued a four-point suggestion for

From left, former president Ma Ying-jeou, former Chinese Nationalist Party chairman Wu Poh-hsiung and KMT vice chairman Tseng Yung-chuan yesterday attend an event in Taipei commemorating the 30th anniversary of Taiwan’s lifting of the ban on veterans visiting China in 1987.  Photo: CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to improve the deteriorating cross-strait ties, as several Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) heavyweights commemorated the anniversary of Taiwan’s lifting of the ban on veterans visiting China in 1987, which paved the way for decades of warmer ties across the Taiwan Strait.

Ma made the comments at a KMT-sponsored commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the historical event, which was also attended by KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), KMT vice chairmen Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) and Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), and former KMT chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄).

Ma said cross-strait relations had worsened over the past year-and-a-half to the point that they are now a source of great apprehension.    [FULL  STORY]

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