Monday, October 29, 2012

“1992 consensus” remains the cornerstone of cross-Strait relations

l  Despite the recent visit by former premier and DPP Chairman Frank Hsieh, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) continued to insist that relationship between China and Taiwan has to be based on the "one-China" principle and the "1992 consensus." The TAO also reiterated China's opposition to dejure independence for Taiwan.

l  Although Beijing will broaden contacts with the opposition DPP in Taiwan, institutional relations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) remain improbable in the future, unless, of course, the DPP abandons its pro-independence charter and acknowledges the existence of the “1992 consensus.”

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