Han reiterates support for ‘consensus’

‘MAGICAL NEEDLE’: The mayor told a Chinese official that the ‘1992 consensus’ helps cross-strait economic, cultural and sports exchanges to run more smoothly

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 26, 2019
By: Ann Maxon and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday reiterated his support for the so-called

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, left, meets with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Liu Jieyi in Shenzhen yesterday.  Photo: CNA

“1992 consensus” at a meeting with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Liu Jieyi (劉結一) in Shenzhen, China.

Although he had expressed his support for the “1992 consensus” prior to last year’s elections, he found it important to reiterate it due to its importance, Han said.

The “1992 consensus” is the “magical needle that stabilizes the sea,” Han told Liu, alluding to a tale in Journey to the West (西遊記).

With the “1992 consensus,” cross-strait relations, be they cultural, economical, sports or other aspects, would run smoothly, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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