‘NOT FOISTED’:The president said the ‘1992 consensus’ was not forced on Taiwan by China, while denying the meeting had forced a ‘framework’ upon future leaders
Date: Nov 14, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) called an international press conference yesterday to
reaffirm what he said was the importance of the so-called “1992 consensus” in maintaining cross-strait peace, after the opposition parties denied him the chance to report to the legislature on his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
The president reiterated at the press conference that the meeting was a success because it built a bridge between the two sides and provides a model for future interaction.
“The meeting has also received wide coverage in the foreign media; as of today there were nearly 1,000 pieces of foreign reporting on the meeting,” Ma said.
The world in general has voiced its praise over the meeting, Ma said.
“Indonesia, for example, even offered to host the next cross-strait leaders’ meeting,” he said. [FULL STORY]