Taiwan mulls new cross-Strait policy

The News Lens
Date: 2016/12/20

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) minister Katharine Chang (張小月) told

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reporters on Dec. 19, that the council is working on a new cross-Strait policy to replace the “1992 consensus,” the Taipei Times reports.

Chang was speaking at an Internal Administration Committee meeting in Taipei, where People First Party legislator asked her to comment on remarks from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Taiwan Studies head Zhou Zhihuai (周志懷) that Beijing “does not oppose the idea of the 1992 consensus being substituted by a creative alternative.” Chang said that the council believed that a “mindset of seeking common ground, while maintaining differences” would be beneficial to cross-Strait relations.

Beijing suspended cross-Strait communications as President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) refuses to acknowledge the 1992 consensus, which states that both Taiwan and China admit there is “one China” but with separate definitions of “China.”  [SOURCE]

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