SHOW OF DEFIANCE:Roads in Taipei were blocked off yesterday afternoon as protesters weaved along a 3km route that led them to the Presidential Office Building
Date: Nov 08, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Yesterday’s meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi
Jinping (習近平) prompted a protest outside the Presidential Office Building, with activists condemning the meeting and pledging to continue the fight against negotiations over the trade in goods agreement with China.
“The Ma-Xi meeting demonstrates that ‘one China with different interpretations’ and the [so-called] ‘1992 consensus’ are shattered, made-up constructions,” Economic Democracy Union convener Lai Chung-chiang (賴中強) said.
The “1992 consensus” is a term former Mainland Affairs Council chairman Su Chi (蘇起) in 2006 admitted to making up in 2000, referring to a tacit understanding between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese government that both sides of the Taiwan Strait acknowledge there is “one China,” with each side having its own interpretation of what “China” means. [FULL STORY]