By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou returned to Taiwan early Sunday after a historic meeting
with his Chinese counterpart and with some backlash awaiting him at home. Many public figures in Taiwan have expressed their regret or blatant disagreement over the meeting, including the opposition DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen.
This meeting, however, didn’t yield a substantial result but a mere dazzling group photo show between the two talking past each other. It speaks another political absurdity under the Ma administration.
“Most people in Taiwan will be disappointed at the outcome of the Ma-Xi summit,” Tsai said in her Facebook post Saturday evening reacting to the meeting.
The Ma-Xi meeting, which was held Saturday afternoon in Singapore, was the first-ever one between the leaders of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. Ma said in a post-meeting press conference that both of them agreed to continue the peaceful development of cross-Strait ties under the framework of the 1992 consensus, which is a policy of “one China with different interpretations.” [FULL STORY]