Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Presidential candidate for Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang Hung Hsiu-chu said Saturday she is in favor
of maintaining the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo and will spend more time explaining her cross-strait policy.
Hung was responding to an article in the latest issue of the UK-based Economist magazine, in which Hung is described as a politician “stridently in favor of unification.”
The magazine failed to correctly grasp her cross-strait policy, Hung said.
Hung said she advocates that Taipei and Beijing sign a peace accord, but only under the preconditions that such a pact does not violate the ROC Constitution, that the two sides are on an equal footing, that China agrees to renounce the use of force against Taiwan, that Taiwan gets more international space and that the pact obtains the approval of Taiwan’s people.
She said a cross-strait peace accord is not a unification treaty but an agreement that is aimed at cementing and maintaining the status quo.