By: Tai Ya-chen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the ruling Kuomintang’s presidential candidate,
told a senior American official Monday that the 1992 consensus is the most important pillar for maintaining peace across the Taiwan Strait.
Meeting Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Taipei Office, at the KMT headquarters in Taipei, Hung addressed the issue of peace across the Taiwan Strait — an issue that she said is one of the priority concerns of the United States.
The 1992 consensus is a tacit understanding between Taipei and Beijing reached in Hong Kong in 1992 that there is only one China, with each side free to interpret what “one China” means.
This consensus is the most important pillar for maintaining peace across the strait, Hung said, adding that “if the pillar turned unstable, the house would be in danger of collapse.” [FULL STORY]