Date: Oct 17, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday warned against any “willful interpretations” of
the “one China, different interpretations” framework, in a remark clearly aimed at Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
The so-called “1992 consensus” and “one China, different interpretations” have played key roles in maintaining stable and peaceful cross-strait ties, and there is no room for “one China, willful interpretations,” Wu said in a speech to retired KMT members at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.
His speech was titled “The party’s current situations and the direction of our efforts.”
“During my term as premier, a local elected representative of the Democratic Progressive Party asked me why then-Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits chairman Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) did not honor the ‘one China, different interpretations’ policy and interpret ‘one China’ as the Republic of China when he visited Taiwan,” Wu said.
Wu said he replied that by that logic, Taiwanese visiting Beijing would have to interpret “one China” as the People’s Republic of China, which Wu said is not “one China, different interpretations,” but rather “one China, willful interpretations.” [FULL STORY]