U.S. and Taiwan governments recently communicated with each other by the way of the Second Track Diplomacy. US government expressed that if Tsai Ying-wen wins, she will probably destroy the stable cross-strait relation, because she refuses to recognize the “1992 Consensus”.
During the negotiating process of second track diplomacy, a previous senior official stressed that many people advised directly Tsai Ying-wen to accept “1992 Consensus” in order to assist DPP in keeping the constructive relationship with China, U.S. and Taiwan, if she wins the presidential campaign. But she disregarded their advice.
This previous senior offical thought that the pro-Taiwan independence tied Tsai Ying-wen down, so that she ccould not choose a more compromising route in the cross-strait relation.
This powerful backer said that once Tsai Ying-wen wins the campaign, U.S. government will not be tolerant to DPP government anymore. Because Beijing had a bad experience with previous president Chen Shui-bian, the authorities certainly pressure Taiwan through U.S. government in order to hold back Tsai Ying-wen’s Taiwan independence action.
U.S. negotiator told Taiwanese officer that U.S. government does not know what Tsai Ying-wen will do after she wins the campaign, because she just said she will keep the practical attitude in the cross-strait relation, if she wins. It makes U.S. government very worried. They think if Tsai wins, she will not resolve the dispute on “1992 Consensus” and leave it aside. It will bring the sternest challenge for the cross-strait relation.
Ps. original version published on Taiwan News website by Theresa Huang