„Since 1949, China has been temporarily divided, and each side of the Taiwan Strait is administered by a separate political entity. This is an objective reality.“
— Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950
Ma Ying-jeou (2012) cited in: " President Ma delivers address at symposium on "1992 Consensus" http://english.president.gov.tw/Default.aspx?tabid=491&itemid=28543" in Office of the President Republic of China (Taiwan), 9 November 2012. Statement made during the 1992 Consensus Symposium in C. F. Koo Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, 9 November 2012.