Taiwan willing to work with China on cross-strait ties
Nov 15, 2017MarketComments Off on Taiwan willing to work with China on cross-strait ties
Taiwan is willing to work with Mainland China on cross-strait relations for the benefit of people on both sides. That was the word from Katharine Chang, the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).
Chang reiterated President Tsai Ing-wen's stance on cross-strait ties. She said Taiwan will continue to extend goodwill towards China and that it will neither confront China nor succumb to pressure.
Chang also said she hopes cross-strait communication will resume soon.
Chang said, "[The two sides] should work together based on the same beliefs and towards the same goals. I hope that the two sides can resume communication soon, and that the communication will not be related to politics."
Beijing cut off official communications with Taipei after President Tsai took office last May due to Tsai's refusal to acknowledge the so-called 1992 Consensus. The consensus represents a tacit agreement on "one China" between China's ruling Communist Party and Taiwan's then-ruling Kuomintang in 1992. The Tsai administration does not accept the consensus as legitimate.