‘TSAI-XI CONSENSUS’:The so-called ‘1992 consensus’ should be upgraded to a new understanding between the leaders of Taiwan and China, a former security chief said
Date: Sat, Jan 14, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The government should conduct a “global check” to see whether Taiwan’s representative offices in
nations that it has no official ties with are affected by the Nigerian government’s demand that Taiwan move its representative office from the capital, former representative to the US Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡) said yesterday.
The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) National Policy Foundation held a forum on US president-elect Donald Trump’s Asia-Pacific strategies and their possible effect on Taiwan in Taipei yesterday, during which the relationship between Taiwan, the US and China was also discussed.
Shen said that the Nigerian government’s announcement, made at a joint news conference with visiting Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi (王毅), demanding Taiwan move its trade office from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, is “serious, as it might indicate that Beijing has now started to exert pressure not only on Taiwan’s diplomatic allies and its participation in the international organizations, but also on nations that Taiwan does not have official diplomatic relations with.”
The former diplomat said it might be possible that Beijing has increased its efforts in reaction to President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) telephone call with Trump last month. [FULL STORY]