Week in Review

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-01-29

One of the top stories from this past week was that Taiwan’s government called on Mainland China to explore the possibility of finding a “new consensus” with Taiwan. That was the word from Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Tien Hung-mao on Monday.

Tien said that the government is dedicated to maintaining cross-strait peace and development. He said it hopes, therefore, that China will work with Taiwan to reach a consensus that is acceptable to both.

Relations between the two sides have chilled since President Tsai Ing-wen took office last May. Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has refused to acknowledge a consensus that the previous KMT-run administration reached with Beijing in 1992. Under that consensus, there is only one China, although each side may have its own interpretation of what that means.    [FULL  STORY]

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