‘One China’ is Xi’s bottom line on Taiwan: Douglas Paal

Want China Times
Date: 2015-03-27

Recent comments by Chinese president Xi Jinping indicate that China’s bottom line ahead of

Douglas Paal. (File photo/Xinhua)

Douglas Paal. (File photo/Xinhua)

Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is “one China,” a senior member of a US think tank said Tuesday.

“I think Xi Jinping was trying to make clear that although he mentioned the 1992 Consensus, his bottom line was ‘one China,'” said Douglas Paal, vice president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on Tuesday.

Xi said on March 4 that if the consensus, which forms the political basis between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, is damaged, mutual trust will be hurt, and cross-strait relations will return to a path of turbulence.     [FULL  STORY]