‘CALCULATED’:：The DPP said Ma betrayed a promise to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty with his silence at the KMT-CCP forum, while the TSU mulled another treason lawsuit
By Chris Wang / Staff reporter
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 - Page 1
The opposition yesterday criticized President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) silence on Beijing’s latest claim that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one country,” saying this was an obvious attempt to confine Taiwan within a “one China” framework.
Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference chairman Jia Qinglin (賈慶林) gave the clearest definition of the “one China” framework thus far on Sunday at the eighth annual Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum in Harbin, China, saying that “Mainland [China] and Taiwan both belong to one country, so the relationship of both sides of the Taiwan Strait is not a nation-to-nation relationship.”