Wu must face KMT factionalism over China relations

Taipei Times
Date: May 22, 2017
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang / Staff reporter

Former vice president Wu Den-yih’s (吳敦義) win of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson election on Saturday shows that party factionalism centered around cross-strait policies remains unchanged.

Over the next four years, Wu is likely to push the KMT’s so-called “1992 consensus,” or “one China, with each side having its own interpretation” that he and former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) fought to uphold.

The “1992 consensus” — a term former Mainland Affairs Council chairman Su Chi (蘇起) admitted that he made up in 2000 — refers to a tacit understanding between the KMT and the Chinese government that both sides acknowledge there is “one China,” with each side having its own interpretation of what “China” means.

Meanwhile, outgoing Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) “furthering the ‘1992 consensus’ and exploring the possibility of ending cross-strait antagonism with a peace agreement” is to be shelved as she lost her re-election bid.   [FULL  STORY]

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