KMT bigwig not entrusted with mission during China visit: MAC
CNATAIPEI--Lien Chan, an honorary chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, was not given any mission during his recent trip to China, and the remarks he made there should not be overinterpreted, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday.
March 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Lien's reference to “one China” to describe his hopes for cross-Taiwan Strait ties during a meeting with Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping on Feb. 25 sparked controversy in Taiwan.
Opposition politicians questioned if the comment represented a move by the government toward unification, while others wondered if it deviated from official support for the “1992 Consensus.”
According to the KMT, the consensus is a tacit understanding between Taiwan and China that there is “one China,” but that its meaning can be interpreted differently by the two sides.