By: Chou Yi-ling and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday denied a controversial claim made by former President Lee Teng-hui that the “1992 consensus” was bogus, saying that the council has official documents detailing how the consensus came about.
The “1992 consensus” refers to a tacit agreement reached by Taiwan and China during talks in Hong Kong in 1992, that there is only one China and each side is free to offer its own interpretation as to what that means in practice.
During a meeting between Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) in October in 1992 in Hong Kong, Beijing demanded a clarification of how both sides would formulate “the one China principle,” the MAC said. [FULL STORY]