“Since when has such a term appeared in the ROC Constitution?” Sun said. “Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) should explain what kind of [cross-strait status] he is suggesting by using such terms.”
Sun said the DPP has been capitalizing on the incident to bolster its political interests, because it knows that an inauguration speech by president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) that does not include the “1992 consensus” and the “one China” policy would prompt a strong reaction from Beijing that would damage Taiwanese benefits.
“Demonizing the CCP is the easiest way to justify [the DPP’s] rejection of the terms proposed by Beijing,” he said.
“Without the ROC Constitution, localization [“Taiwanization”] amounts to Taiwanese independence. The structure of the cross-strait relationship is based on the ROC Constitution. It is lamentable that Tsai, having occupied the position of minister of the Mainland Affairs Council for so long, still does not recognize ‘one country, two regions’” underlying the ROC Constitution, Sun said.