GOOD COMMUNICATION:Minister Katharine Chang said there have always been viable channels of cross-strait communication, which should be used to solve issues
Date: Oct 15, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter, with CNA
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday issued a news release reiterating the government’s
cross-strait policy after former grand justice Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) on Thursday said that Taiwan-China relations are a “special state-to-state” relationship.
Hsu made the remarks during a confirmation hearing at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei for his nomination as Judicial Yuan president.
Hsu said his interpretation is “friendly” to China, similar to the relationship between West and East Germany, and is different from the Republic of China (ROC) that former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has envisioned, which claims sovereignty over China and “Outer Mongolia,” which is an independent nation.
In the news release, the council highlighted that Hsu himself said at the session that the opinions he voiced concerning the cross-strait relationship were solely his own. [FULL STORY]