Date: 2017/07/20 21:41:00
By: Miao Tzung-han and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Taiwan’s top China policy agency called on Beijing Thursday to “respect facts” after the Chinese authorities banned the Chinese media from using the name “Republic of China” – the official title of Taiwan.
In a move intended to increase pressure on Taiwan, China’s official Xinhua News Agency published a set of guidelines for the Chinese media when referring to Taiwanese authorities, including not allowing the media to report the Taiwanese version of the “1992 consensus.”
The “1992 consensus” was a tacit agreement reached in Hong Kong in 1992 between China and Taiwan, then under Kuomintang (KMT) rule, that there is only one China, with the two sides free to have their own interpretation of what that means. Many in Taiwan see this as “one China, with different interpretations.”
Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正), vice chairman and spokesman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), urged Chinese media to “fully report reality and respect the fact that the Republic of China exists.” [FULL STORY]