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DPP chairman calls for Su's resignation

By Jewel Huang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Yu Shyi-kun yesterday restated the party's dismissal of the "1992 consensus" as an invention of KMT Legislator Su Chi (蘇起), saying it was a lie that had deceived the public and the international community, and that Su should resign.

Yu made the remarks yesterday morning after referendum advocates paid a visit to the DPP.

Yu said that former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) and President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) have said that there was no such thing as a "1992 consensus" and that Su himself had now also acknowledged that he invented the term.

"The term duped many people, not only the Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT], the DPP, the 23 million people of Taiwan, but also the US and the international community," Yu said. "Su cheated people for a short time, but he could not cheat them forever."

Yu said that KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) should apologize for the fabrication and that Su should quit as legislator-at-large, adding that Taiwan had suffered years of Chinese oppression as a result of Su's lie.

Su, who was chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council in the former KMT administration, admitted on Tuesday that he created the expression "1992 consensus" in 2000, substituting it for "one China, with each side having its own interpretation," which was the actual conclusion reached by a 1992 meeting with China in Hong Kong.

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