South China Morning Post
Date: 6 Jul, 2019
By: Lawrence Chung
Parts of the meeting between Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, from the Kuomintang party, and Liu Jieyi, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, which came at the end of Ko’s three-day visit to Shanghai, were broadcast live via Facebook.
The meeting with Liu was an important part of Ko’s trip, during which he also attended the 10th twin city forum between Taipei and Shanghai and presented himself as an alternative to the traditional mainland-friendly politicians from Taiwan’s major opposition party, the Kuomintang, observers said.
Neither of the two men mentioned the “one China” principle that Beijing insists on as the political foundation of cross-strait relations. [FULL STORY]