Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party, will continue to
avoid recognition of the 1992 Consensus and stick to the spirit of the Resolution on Taiwan’s Future in formulating the party’s future cross-strait policy, reports our Chinese-language sister paper China Times.
The DPP has never officially recognized the 1992 Consensus, a tacit understanding reached between Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China in 1992 that there is only “one China,” but with each side free to interpret what that means. The consensus has been the basis for renewed cross-strait dialogue and agreements signed since the Kuomintang returned to power in Taiwan in 2008.
At this month’s National People’s Congress in Beijing, the PRC president, Xi Jinping, declared that the 1992 Consensus is the foundation of cross-strait relations. Trust between China and Taiwan will cease to exist and the cross-strait relationship will return to a state of turbulence if this foundation is sabotaged, Xi said, adding that Beijing “must adamantly reject the Taiwan separatist philosophy.” [FULL STORY]