Former DPP Chairman: a Greater China framework needed

  • 27 May, 2014
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Former DPP Chairman: a Greater China framework needed

Former opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Shih Ming-teh says Taiwan and China should adopt a “Greater China framework.” Shih was speaking in Taipei on Tuesday.

Shih said the so-called “One China principle” does not reflect the status quo across the Taiwan Strait nor is it acceptable to the 23 million people of Taiwan. Therefore, it should be replaced by this Greater China framework. Shih explained what that framework is.

"Together [the two sides] should build a limited international legal entity to reach a consensus on solving issues of mutual concern. It should be an interim arrangement in the current stage," said Shih.

Under the Greater China framework, Shih said the two sides should end antagonism, maintain peace and vow not to use force or sign military agreements with other countries that could endanger the other side. He also said Taiwan and China should have the right to join international organizations such as the United Nations and establish ties with other countries.

Meanwhile, the presidential office said President Ma Ying-jeou’s China policy remains unchanged. A government spokesman said Taiwan will promote exchanges based on the “1992 Consensus” and “One China, Two Interpretations.”


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