By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With less than a week left until President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s May 20 swearing-in, more speculation emerged Saturday that her inauguration speech will not include the disputed “1992 Consensus.”
Her Democratic Progressive Party has always rejected the claim that during talks in Hong Kong in 1992, delegations from Taiwan and China agreed that there was only one China, but that each side could have its own interpretation of what that one China amounted to. Kuomintang governments later termed the alleged agreement the “1992 Consensus,” but critics said China never mentioned the part of the formula about each side being allowed to have an interpretation of its own.
Former Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih, a senior DPP politician, said Saturday that Tsai would not cross the line and acknowledge the existence of a “1992 Consensus.”
“She didn’t acknowledge it during the election campaign, so she is unlikely to acknowledge it during the inauguration,” Su said. [FULL STORY]