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1992 consensus brings about cross-strait peace, stablility

1992 consensus brings about cross-strait peace, stablility

Taipei, May 2 (CNA) The Presidential Office reiterated Saturday the importance of the so-called "1992 consensus," saying that the consensus has brought about a "super-stable status quo" of cross-Taiwan Strait peaceful development over the past seven years. Without the 1992 consensus -- which the ruling Kuomintang describes as a tacit agreement on "one China," with each side of the strait free to interpret what the term means -- there would not have been a meeting between the top cross-strait negotiators of Taiwan and China the following year, the Presidential Office said. There would also not have been remarks in 2008 from then-Chinese President Hu Jintao (???) during a telephone conversation with then-U.S. President George W. Bush that China was willing to reopen talks with Taiwan based on the consensus, it said. The Presidential Office was responding to remarks by former President Lee Teng-hu (???) on "state-to-state" advocacy regarding cross-strait relations earlier in the day. It questioned Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the main opposition Democratic Progressie Party and its 2016 presidential candidate, if she shares the same views as Lee. Lee said before attending a meeting on a blueprint for Taiwan's Constitutional reforms that the 1992 consensus is "nonsense." He said there was no such consensus and questioned who created a consensus to work with China. According to Lee, "Taiwan is Taiwan, China is China, and the two are unrelated." (By Kelven Huang and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-21 13:30 GMT+08:00