Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s Presidential Office said Sunday that the 1992 Consensus between
Taiwan and China is undeniable history, dismissing a remark by former president Lee Teng-hui that the consensus does not exist.
Presidential spokesperson Charles Chen said that Lee approved the “implication of one China” during his presidency at a general meeting of the now-defunct National Unification Council Aug. 1, 1992, which stressed that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait agree that there is only one China, with each side having its own interpretation of what that means.”
With the two sides failing to reach an agreement on the interpretation of “one China” in a bilateral meeting held in Hong Kong in late October 1992, the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) proposed Nov. 3 that year that Taiwan and China “verbally state” their respective interpretation of “one China principle,” Chen said, citing historical documents. [FULL STORY]