By: Rita Cheng, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Chen Chia-lun and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan responded positively Friday to remarks by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) in which he expressed hope that President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be committed to the pursuit of peaceful development in her administration’s ties with China in line with the country’s constitution.
Wang said during a question-and-answer session following a speech on China-U.S. relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington think tank, that he hopes “the person in power in Taiwan will indicate that she wants to pursue the peaceful development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and that she will accept the provision in Taiwan’s constitution that the mainland and Taiwan belong to one China.”
In Taipei, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the government agency responsible for China policy, responded that it welcomes the move by China to face practically the Republic of China Constitution. [FULL STORY]