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DPP’s proposed Referendum Act change blocked

By Shih Hsiu-chuan and Chris Wang  /  Staff Reporters

The first guarantee is maintaining no unification, no independence and no use of force under the framework of the ROC Constitution, while promoting cross-strait exchanges based on the “1992 consensus,” which allows both sides to recognize “one China,” but differ on its precise political definition.

Negotiating a cross-strait peace accord would only be possible when two prerequisites are met — a high degree of domestic consensus and mutual trust between Taipei and Beijing, he said.

It would also have to meet the true needs of the country, have strong public support and be supervised by the legislature, Ma said.

In addition, talks on a peace agreement would have to safeguard the ROC’s sovereignty, Taiwan’s safety and prosperity, ethnic harmony and cross-strait peace, as well as a sustainable environment and just society, he said.

Meanwhile, former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) told reporters that any cross-strait peace agreement should involve a third country so that the agreement would be an international agreement, rather than one only between Taiwan and China.

Additional reporting by CNA

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