Ma misused ‘one China’ term during speech, DPP says

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 09, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) representative office in Washington on

Former president Ma Ying-jeou, center, gives a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: CNA

Tuesday said that former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) mixed up the US’ “one China” policy with Beijing’s “one China” principle in a speech at the Brookings Institution.

Ma misquoted US President Donald Trump’s telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on Dec. 2 last year, saying Trump had suggested the “one China policy” was up for negotiation by using the term “one China principle,” the office said.

Trump did not mention the “one China principle,” the office said in a statement.

The “one China” principle was designed by Beijing as a strategy to deal with Taiwan and is based on the idea that the “government of the People’s Republic of China [PRC] is the sole legitimate government of China and there is only one China and Taiwan is part of China.”    [FULL  STORY]

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