Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-19 09:12
By: Pan Chao-yang
A rather amusing scene has emerged in Taiwan’s political circles. The Kuomintang, which was
in disarray after suffering a drubbing in local elections in late 2014, is back in high spirits and advising Hung Hsiu-chu, its likely nominee in the 2016 presidential election, on how to win the race.
Party strategists have cited the “one county, different interpretations” formula as if it is a mantra that will help Hung win the election.
It is widely known that most of the heavyweights in the KMT believe the “one country, different interpretations” is a great formula because they think it represents a “Maginot Line” for the party.
In their minds, it has allowed Beijing to make concessions and created some space for the independent sovereignty of the Republic of China. At the same time, it has kept the two sides on a course of peaceful development, lowered cross-strait tensions and preserved Taiwan-US relations. [FULL STORY]