Taiwan policies will not change because of Tsai: Xi

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-05
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In his first comments on Taiwan since Democratic 6739363Progressive 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]

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