Taiwan Church News
November 11 - November 17, 2013
Church Ministry News
WCC General Secretary Pledges No Support Of "One China" Policy Within WCC
Reported by Fan Lan-ting and Lydia Ma
In the afternoon of November 4th, during the 10th WCC Assembly at Busan Korea, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit (General Secretary of WCC) held a meeting with Rev. Lyim Hung-tiong(PCT General Secretary), in the company with Dr. Hsu Victor Wang-chi (PCT Vice General Secretary) and Evangelist Yeh Chin-An ( Program Secretary of PCT Ecumenism and International Affairs). As the atmosphere of meeting is warm and constructive, Rev. Tveit accepted the invitation to be one of the speakers in the coming 150th PCT anniversary.
Within the conversation, when the issue was turned to whether WCC had any "One China" policy, Rev. Tveit pledged in a series of "No" to stress there was not any documents within WCC supporting this idea. And he personally had never committed to support this policy. In addition, Rev. Tveit also expressed his sorry to Dr. Hsu Victor Wan-chi about his being unable to be elected as the President of WCC Asia Area, as there was a consideration about gender equality within the election assembly.
Translated by Peter Wolfe
From left to right, Dr. Hsu Victor Wan-chi, Rev. Olav Fyske Tveit, Rev. Lyim Hong-tiong and Evangelist Yeh Chin-an had a warm and constructive meeting in the 10th WCC Busan Assembly.
Photo by Fan Lan-ting