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

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

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.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

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