An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.
The News Lens
By: Shuhei Omi
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on June 25 confirmed communications channels with
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]