By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In his first comments on Taiwan since Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen’s presidential election victory, China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday emphasized the role of the “1992 Consensus” and condemned Taiwan Independence.
His comments, in a meeting on the margin of the National People’s Congress, indicated that China was not planning to change its policies because of the change in government in Taiwan.
The “1992 Consensus” was and would remain the political basis for continuing the peaceful development of relations with Taiwan, Xi was quoted as saying. If both sides recognized the historical fact of the consensus, positive bilateral relations would be possible, he said. [FULL STORY]