BLOWBACK:The Chinese Nationalist Party has urged presumptive candidate Hung Hsiu-chu to tone down her remarks about cross-strait relations, party sources said
Date: Jul 06, 2015
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang, Chen Yan-ting and Chen Wei-han / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) headquarters is getting impatient with unilateral
discourse on China issues from presumptive party presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and plans to speak with her soon, party sources said.
During a TV interview on Thursday, Hung said her “one China, same interpretation” formula aims to have Beijing recognize the existence of the “government” of the Republic of China (ROC), rather than the “existence” of the ROC, which would constitute a “two-state theory.”
Hung’s formula is apparently at odds with the so-called “1992 consensus” — a supposed tacit understanding between the KMT and Beijing that both sides of the Taiwan Strait acknowledge there is “one China,” with each side having its own interpretation of what “China” means. [FULL STORY]