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Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's historic visit to China coincided with current Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's trip to Central America and stopovers in the United States.
Upon his return to Taiwan, Ma declared that "the 1992 Consensus is alive again", referring to the tacit agreement that there is one China with both sides having different interpretations of what this means. In response, Tsai said that Ma’s statement belongs to the 1970s and is detached from the current environment. She added, it is clear that “the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China are not affiliated with each other.”
During his 12-day trip, Ma visited the hometown of his ancestors and held meetings with Chinese officials. It marks the first time a current or former leader of Taiwan has visited mainland China since 1949. On the other hand, Tsai met with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. As the third-highest ranking official in the US leadership hierarchy, McCarthy is the most senior US figure to meet a Taiwanese leader on American soil in decades.
Zaobao podcast Global Heartbeat invites the Chair of National Chengchi University Department of Diplomacy, Professor Lu Yeh-chung, to share his insights on Ma and Tsai’s recent trips, and whether the 1992 Consensus has been resuscitated.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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