Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The South China Sea Peace Initiative proposed by Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou,
on Tuesday hopes to extend Taiwan’s peace efforts in the region to the contested South China Sea, according to a source with the Presidential Office.
The initiative was the third taken by the president to bring about peace in regions neighboring Taiwan, the source said.
The first, which began soon after Ma took office in 2008, has been the president’s push for reconciliation between Taiwan and China under the framework of the Republic of China (Taiwan) constitution and on the basis of the 1992 Consensus.
According to the Ma government, the 1992 Consensus was a tacit understanding reached between Taipei and Beijing in 1992 that there is only one China but both sides are free to interpret what that means. [FULL STORY]