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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe