Tsai may propose new cross-strait framework in second half of 2017

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017-02-06

President Tsai Ing-wen may propose a new cross-strait policy in the second half of the year. That was the word from the head of the Taiwan Business Association in China, Kuo Shan-hui.

A lawmaker with the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Lin Wei-Chou said that people are looking forward to this as society hopes to change the current zero-sum situation in cross-strait relations.

Interaction between Taiwan and China has largely stalled since Tsai took office last May. It’s thought that Beijing is unhappy with Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which takes a more distant approach to the Chinese government.

Tsai has also opted not to recognize the 1992 Consensus, which had been the basis for cross-strait ties during the previous administration. Under that tacit agreement both sides agreed that there was one China, with each side reserving its own interpretation of what that meant.    [FULL  STORY]

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