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By: TNL Daily News
Tsai: Rejecting ‘one country, two systems’ is this year’s ‘Taiwan consensus’
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday that the “Taiwan consensus” stands in opposition to the “one country, two systems” framework proposed by China for Taiwan.
Speaking at a meeting with Nauruan President Baron Waqa, Tsai once again rebuked comments made last week by Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying: “Rejection of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework is the most important ‘Taiwan consensus’ of this year.”
Tsai has enjoyed domestic and international support for her response to Xi’s Jan. 2 speech, in which the Chinese leader adopted a conciliatory tone towards the people of Taiwan (and their new KMT local leaders) while heavily deemphasizing the aggressive language of his March 2018 speech. Xi did explicitly reiterate his refusal to rule out using force in his quest for “unification” of China and Taiwan, which drew the ire of Tsai and international observers alike. [FULL STORY]