DIFFERENCE OF OPINION:The MAC minister said whether the ‘one China’ principle is to be a point of consensus at the meeting would be made known today
Date: Nov 07, 2015
By: Tzou Jiing-wen and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Chinese government strongly desires that the “one China” principle be made one of
the points of “consensus” to be announced after a historic meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore today.
However, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) officials said that they would prefer the meeting to be based on the so-called “1992 consensus.”
As of press time last night, the two sides were still negotiating the issue.
The “1992 consensus,” a term former Mainland Affairs Council chairman Su Chi (蘇起) admitted making up in 2000, refers to a tacit understanding between the 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]