By: Chen Chia-lun and S.C. Chang
Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Taiwan urged China to look at the Constitution of the Republic of China in a practical manner, noting that the government’s China policy has always been made based on the “one China (ROC), two areas” principle
Yang Chia-chun (楊家駿), chief secretary of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), made the statement in response to a high-level policy report by Beijing stating that it will insist on continuing to promote the peaceful development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations based on the political foundation of the “1992 consensus” and opposition to Taiwan independence.
The 1992 consensus refers to a tacit agreement between Taipei and Beijing that there is only one China, with both sides free to interpret what “one China” means. For Taiwan, that “one China” is the Republic of China that was formed in 1912, the first democratic republic in Asia, but was relocated to Taiwan in 1949. [FULL STORY]