Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou was positive about both Kuomintang chairman Eric Chu
and Communist Party of China chief Xi Jinping speaking of continuing to deepen cross-strait exchanges based on the 1992 Consensus during their meeting in Beijing on Monday, a Presidential Office spokesperson said.
The 1992 Consensus refers to a tacit understanding reached between Taiwanese and Chinese representatives in 1992 that there is only one China, with room of interpretation on both sides.
President Ma thinks that in the 23 years since the consensus, history has proved that cross-strait relations prosper if both sides abide by the tacit understanding and suffer if they deviate from it, Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen said.
“Our ‘one China’ is based on the Republic of China Constitution and our stance is ‘one China is the Republic of China,’ and it is by no means “two Chinas,” or “one China, one Taiwan,” or “Taiwan independence,” Chen said. [FULL STORY]