Want China Times
President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated twice in Boston Saturday that Taiwan and China have
found a model for peaceful co-existence, namely the so-called “1992 consensus” of “one China, separate interpretations” adopted by Taiwan’s government.
Addressing a banquet in honor of Taiwanese expatriates in the United States, Ma said that the concept of the 1992 consensus was proposed by Taiwan and accepted by China. After the concept was proposed, some people described it as a “masterpiece of ambiguity.”
However, regardless of whether the concept is ambiguous or not, the consensus has indeed helped the two sides of the strait to set aside their sovereignty disputes and pool their efforts for mutual benefits, according to Ma.
To promote peace, Ma said that since he took office, he has been promoting cross-strait relations and the ties between the two sides on the fronts of two-way trade and tourism exchanges have reached their peak in 66 years. [FULL STORY]