East Asia Watch

Time to rethink basis for cross-strait engagement

Beijing's insistence on the 1992 Consensus is no longer viable in the light of Taiwan's changed political landscape

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

China did all it could in the more than three years since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen first came to power in 2016 to undermine her administration - to no avail.

Ms Tsai won an even stronger second mandate in this month's presidential election with a record number of 8.17 million votes or 57.1 per cent of the total ballots.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2020, with the headline 'Time to rethink basis for cross-strait engagement'. Subscribe