By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has responded
positively to remarks by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on cross-Taiwan Strait issues and the hope that Taiwan’s new elected leader will respect Taiwan’s “one China” Constitution.
Ma felt that if Beijing is willing to face squarely the Republic of China (Taiwan) Constitution, it will be conducive to the peaceful development of cross-strait ties, said Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) Saturday.
The “1992 consensus,” or “one China, different interpretations,” that has underpinned ties with China during the Ma administration is based on the definition of cross-strait relations under the ROC Constitution, Chen said. [FULL STORY]