Wu vows to reform, moderate policy

’1992 CONSENSUS’:The former vice president promised to boost the economy, while the KMT congress voted to rescind a proposal to negotiate a peace pact with China

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 21, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter, in TAICHUNG

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) was inaugurated

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih yesterday delivers his inaugural address at the KMT National Congress in Taichung. Photo: CNA

yesterday during the party’s 20th National Congress in Taichung, and the party’s platform was amended to rescind a proposal to seek a peace treaty with China.

In his inaugural address, the former vice president stressed the so-called “1992 consensus” and pledged to reconnect the party with the nation’s young people and boost the economy to revive the party.

He reiterated the “original wording” of the “1992 consensus”: that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait should adhere to the ‘one China’ principle, but both sides agree to make its own interpretation of what that means in oral form.”

“On the basis of the 1992 consensus,’ we will continue to oppose Taiwanese independence and promote Chinese culture to facilitate reconciliation and mutual respect between two sides of the Taiwan Strait,” Wu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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