Saturday, December 25, 2010

Are changes imminent in DPP's China policy?

l  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen recently announced plans to set up a party think tank for research primarily on how the party should formulate its cross-Strait policies in the future.

l  Once operational, the DPP think tank will draft proposals concerning its China policy. Although the DPP will not exclude the possibility of dialogue with China, such talks can take place only when there is no precondition attached.

l  Furthermore, in contrast with the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), the DPP does not plan to establish a party-to-party platform for dialogue with the CPC.

l  Under Tsai, DPP's fundamental position in managing cross-Strait ties in the future will likely be based upon: (1) the relationship between China and Taiwan must be.....

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