The KMT is reportedly redefining the 1992 Consensus as the Republic of China, a shift away from its previous definition of "one China, different interpretations." In other news, Taiwan People's Party Chair Ko Wen-je will be traveling to the U.S. in April. Hon Hai founder Terry Gou is also planning a trip to the U.S.
According to reports, the KMT has been internally clarifying its stance on cross-Strait discourse and will move forward with the 1992 Consensus being defined as the Republic of China rather than "one China, different interpretations."
Lee De-wei, Legislator (KMT): “I think the KMT was hurt by the smear campaign against the 1992 Consensus. Clarity is needed now. I think the KMT's commitment to the Republic of China and its constitution is a good thing.”
Chao Tien-lin, Legislator (DPP): “If reports are to be believed, a great shift will occur. This means the 1992 Consensus is no longer a so-called "one-China" or "one China, different interpretations" issue. It would mean defining "one China" as the Republic of China. This change could mean bring the ruling and opposition parties in line with each other when it comes to cross-Strait discourse.”
KMT Chair Eric Chu says these discussions were held because they needed to be, not because there is a presidential election next year. As for who the party will nominate, Chu would only say the KMT would get the ball rolling on its nomination process by the end of April at the earliest.
Eric Chu, KMT Chair: “We will be taking the overall campaign strategy of our candidate into account, and the expectations of the public. The announcement will be earlier than expected.”
Taiwan People's Party Chair Ko Wen-je will be traveling to the U.S. in April. Hon Hai founder Terry Gou is also planning a trip to the U.S., where he will take part in an exchange with students in Boston. His travel dates have not yet been announced.