Ma’s Administration fails to reflect their China-inclined policy

On February 23rd, the Office of the President issued a news release criticizing
DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen’s remarks on cross strait policy. DPP Spokesperson Cheng
Wen-tsang responded, defending the DPP’s standpoint and condemning the Ma
Administration’s China-inclined policy.

Spokesperson Cheng said that during the past three years of President Ma’s
administration, the KMT has shown a China-inclined policy, limited to the One
China Framework set by Beijing. The recent incident in the Philippines, [I think
we should add “where 14 Taiwanese nationals were deported to China at Chinese
insistence – in a parentheses to show he didn’t say this but to explain to readers
what he is referring to] shows how the China-inclined policy of President Ma has led
to misunderstanding and confusion in the international community, he said.

“The Ma Administration has failed to support [? “persist” doesn’t do it.
Either “support” or “underscore” or “focus on”] Taiwan’s national interests and the
values of freedom and democracy,” Spokesperson Cheng said. “To the outside world,
he has given an image of ‘peace through inevitable unification’, and from the recent
KMT press statement, we see no reflection on their China-inclined policy”.

Spokesperson Cheng also commented on the recent statement by the Taiwan Affairs
Office of the PRC’s State Council concerning the 92 Consensus. [Again, we might
need to put something in brackets here showing what exactly the TAO said.]He said
that the DPP continues to support its position that cross strait dialogue should not
involve any preconditions.

“Because both sides of the strait have different and similar points of view,
both sides share common interests and responsibilities, and these are to pursue a
peaceful and stable relationship as well as grasp opportunities for development.”

Spokesperson Cheng said that by only understanding the similarities and
differences between both sides will Taiwan and China be able to achieve good and
positive developments.