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Cross-strait relations mean Taiwan-China ties: President Ma

Cross-strait relations mean Taiwan-China ties: President Ma

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou has made it very clear that cross-strait ties refer to ties between Taiwan and China rather than relations between the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China, a spokesman for the Presidential Office said Saturday. Charles Chen noted that Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen has said that if her party wins the 2016 presidential election, it will maintain the status quo between Taiwan and China. But the so called status quo is that both sides of the strait accept the 1992 consensus and neither side will use force, seek independence or pursue reunification, Chen said. Douglas Paal,former chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's Taipei Office, has said that 1992 consensus is between Taiwan and China, Chen noted, adding that Tsai, a former head of the Mainland Affairs Council, should understand that. The 1992 consensus is a tacit agreement between Taiwan and China that there is only one China but each side is free to interpret that as they see fit. (By Kelven Huang and Maubo Chang)


Updated : 2021-09-25 02:43 GMT+08:00