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Jiang clarifies ‘1992 consensus’ position

TWO SIDES:The premier said Beijing sometimes ‘overinterprets’ the meaning of the ‘1992 consensus,’ which he said does not refer to nor set a timeline for ‘unification’

By Shih Hsiu-chuan, Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Through seminars hosted by groups on both sides of the Strait, the two sides can begin to accrue ideas at these peace seminars, he said.

Commenting on Zhang’s call for Taiwan to remove “all restrictions,” Democratic Progressive Party Policy Research Committee’s executive director Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said that China was the one imposing restrictions with its insistence on “one China” during cross-strait talks.

China should respect Taiwan’s sovereignty and democracy and uphold the principle of equality, Wu said.

Only by adhering to these principles would Taiwanese feel respected by China, Wu said.

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