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President Tsai has expressed a commitment to maintaining the status quo of peace and stability in cross-strait relations on the "existing political foundation." How is this "existing political foundation" defined?


In her May 20 inaugural address, President Tsai mentioned several key elements regarding the meaning of the "existing political foundation": First: The fact of the 1992 talks between the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), when there was joint acknowledgement of setting aside differences to seek common ground. This is a historical fact. Second. The existing Republic of China constitutional order; Third. The outcomes of over twenty years of negotiations and interactions across the Strait; Fourth: The democratic principle and prevalent will of the people of Taiwan .