Taipei mayor clever in use of language in Shanghai: US and Taiwanese scholar

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-22
By: Staff Reporter

US and Taiwanese scholars praised Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je’s clever use of words during

Ko Wen-je, left, and Yang Xiong. (Photo/CAN)

Ko Wen-je, left, and Yang Xiong. (Photo/CAN)

his visit to Shanghai but said he avoided saying he “recognizes” the 1992 Consensus, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

Ko’s clever use of words suggests he has a lot of potential in politics, said Professor Leng Tse-Kang, a researcher with the Institute of Political Science at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica during a seminar held in by US think tank the Stimson Center in Washington DC on Thursday.

He quoted Ko as stating that he “respects and understands” China’s stance on the principle and used the phrases coined by Chinese president Xi Jinping such as “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one family” during the Shanghai visit.

The mayor visited Shanghai between Aug. 17 and 19 and attended the annual Taipei-Shanghai Forum on Aug. 18.     [FULL  STORY]

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