Kaohsiung mayor questions Tsai China policy

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TAIPEI (The China Post) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu unveiled on June 20 the full content of his interview with independent journalist Tsuyoshi Nojima from Japan following the election on Facebook.

Asked about the 1992 Consensus that caused a heated argument between the government and public, Han claimed that President Tsai Ing-wen is afraid of declaring independence yet she does not accept the “1992 consensus.”

“Well President Tsai, where should all the 2.3 million Taiwanese go?” Han asked.

In addition to Han’s journey during the election, his relationship with Ko, and the 2020 presidential election, Tsuyoshi Nojima cut to the core on the issue of “1992 Consensus.”

“President Tsai Ing-wen recently urged Taiwan political parties to never mention the ‘1992 Consensus’ again,” Tsuyoshi Nojima asked.

Han replied: “I need to ask though: President Tsai doesn’t want the Republic of China, right? She doesn’t want the ‘1992 Consensus’ either. Ok, independence then! But she’s afraid of it. I really want to ask President Tsai where should the 23 million Taiwanese go?”

Regarding China’s President Xi Jinping’s speech on “one country, two systems,” Han further stressed that most Taiwanese people cannot accept such constitutional framework.

“Why? Because of what we see Hong Kong! We should develop our nation under the ‘19992 consensus,’ which is the most suitable way (of dealing with China), as we already don’t have other choices.”