Peace reliant on ‘consensus’: KMT’s Hau

PARTY POLICY:KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin said Beijing should face up to the ROC’s existence, because it is the best connection linking Taipei with Beijing

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 12, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday said that the so-called “1992 consensus” is an indispensable precondition for a cross-strait peace agreement, while shrugging off reports of a divergence of opinions between KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) on the political framework.

Hau made the remarks in an interview with former presidential office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi (范姜泰基) on his online political talk show on Yahoo, one day after President Tsai Ying-wen (蔡英文) delivered her first Double Ten National Day speech.

“Beijing should face up to the existence of the Republic of China [ROC], as it is the best connection linking Taipei and Beijing,” Hau said, adding that goodwill on both sides of the Taiwan Strait is required for Beijing to accept that reality.

For Taipei, the greatest level of goodwill that Beijing has demonstrated is its promotion of the “1992 consensus,” a political framework that Tsai ought to accept, Hau said.    [FULL  STORY]

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