KMT caucus urges sticking to ‘1992 consensus’ at Beijing forum

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/21
By: Liu Kuan-ting, Hsieh Chia-chen, Bear Lee, S. C. Chang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The legislative caucus of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has urged party

KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu

KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu

members to abide by the principle of the “1992 consensus” when attending a cross-Taiwan Strait forum early next month.

The legislative caucus said in a statement issued Friday that the caucus and many party members are worried about the development of cross-strait relations since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office on May 20.

It said the party should insist on the “1992 consensus” principle of “one China, different interpretations” when it attends the forum to underscore the party’s edge in handling cross-strait issues.

“Normal exchanges between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are necessary, but one should not lose sight of the basic stance,” it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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