Cross-Strait Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.

The News Lens
Date: 2016/07/02
By: Shuhei Omi

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on June 25 confirmed communications channels with

Photo Credit:TBT

Photo Credit:TBT

Taiwan were suspended. An Fengshan (安峰山), spokesperson for the office, said the suspension was due to the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration’s failure to recognize the “1992 consensus.”

The “1992 consensus” refers to an alleged understanding made by representatives of Taiwan and China on a “one-China” principle, but with each side free to have its own interpretation of what it stands for. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) disputes the existence of such a consensus.

On June 27, Mainland Affairs Council Minister Katharine Chang (張小月) said the previous attitude of “finding common ground and accepting differences” had created a solid basis for cross-strait relations in the past two decades, the Central News Agency reported.     [FULL  STORY]

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