Fri, Nov 04, 2011 - Page 3 News List

TSU chairman sues top cross-strait affairs officials

By Chris Wang  /  Staff Reporter

Taiwan Solidarity Union Chairman Huang Kun-huei, center, and supporters chant outside the Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office, where he filed a lawsuit against Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Chiang Pin-kung, Straits Exchange Foundation Vice Chairman Kao Koong-lian, and Mainland Affairs Council Chairperson Lai Shin-yuan.

Photo: Wang Yi -sung, Taipei Times

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Chairman Huang Kun-huei (黃昆輝) yesterday filed a lawsuit against three government officials in charge of cross-strait affairs, accusing them of forging official documents about the controversial so-called “1992 consensus.”

Huang filed the lawsuit at the Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office against Straits Exchange -Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung (江丙坤), SEF Vice Chairman Kao Koong-lian (高孔廉) and Mainland Affairs Council Chairperson Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛).

The TSU chairman, who said the consensus never existed, accused the three officials of sending a “forged” letter on May 26, 2008, to China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) to express Taiwan’s wish to “resume cross-strait negotiations on the basis of the 1992 consensus” despite knowing that the consensus did not exist.

Kao’s display of the letter at a press conference on Aug. 24 as evidence of the consensus was “shocking,” Huang said, because he did not realize until then that the “1992 consensus” had been placed on official documentation in 2008.

ARATS went on to collaborate with the SEF and the MAC by putting the “1992 consensus” in its reply to make the invented consensus a reality, he said.

The lawsuit was the second complaint Huang has filed in the past two weeks. On Oct. 27, he filed a lawsuit against President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former MAC chairman Su Chi (蘇起), accusing the two of treason for conspiring with China to create the “1992 consensus.”

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