Fri, Jun 24, 2011 - Page 1 News List

‘One China, two governments’ rejected

AGREEING TO DISAGREE:DPP lawmakers said the Ma administration’s support for the ‘one China’ principle had opened the door to new interpretations of ‘one China’

By Vincent Y. Chao  /  Staff Reporter

DPP Legislator Tsai Huang--liang (蔡煌瑯) added: “Taiwan needs to stay strong and assert its own sovereignty.”

Former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (鄧小平) first proposed the “one country, two systems” model, which both the KMT and DPP reject, as part of Beijing’s unification efforts in the early 1980s ahead of the scheduled return of Hong Kong and Macau. There have been growing signs that Beijing could offer an updated version for Taiwan amid warming cross-strait ties and increased exchanges.

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