1. Various of Professor Lin Gang, an expert in cross-strait politics and professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai's Jiaotong University, reading news of Tsai Ing-wen's speech on computer
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Lin Gang, School of International and Public Affairs, Jiaotong University:
"I think that Beijing will become more suspicious to her (Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen). Simply because she didn't want to mention about (the) one-China (policy)."
3. Wide pan of Lin during interview
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Lin Gang, School of International and Public Affairs, Jiaotong University:
"She also mentioned she wants to protect Taiwan's sovereignty and territory. She called "ROC"'s (Republic of China) territory. Sovereignty, territory and sovereignty. But we don't know does that territory, sovereignty include mainland or not? That's not quite clear. So that's our concern. Because of that concern I think that without the 1992 consensus it is difficult, it is not possible for the regular communications between the two semi-official organisations (the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation)."
5. Cutaway of Lin
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Lin Gang, Professor Lin Gang, School of International and Public Affairs, Jiaotong University:
"We wonder does that have some kind of meaning for the one-China? We are not sure. Talking about ROC constitution, yes constitutionally speaking it covers (the) mainland. But she didn't say that. So it's still ambiguous. When we put these ambiguous languages with DPP's party platform and their supporters' inclinations, we of course will be concerned."
Beijing could become more "suspicious" of Taiwan's new president a cross-strait relations expert told AP on Friday, after the self-governing island's new president omitted mentioning the one-China policy in her inaugural address.
Professor Lin Gang, a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai's Jiaotong University, said communications could seriously deteriorate between the two sides after Tsai Ing-wen's "ambiguous language" on Friday.
Tsai said in her speech that she respected the "joint acknowledgements and understandings" reached between the sides at a landmark 1992 meeting seen by China as underpinning all subsequent contacts and agreements.
However, Tsai made no explicit mention of the concept that Taiwan is a part of China, which Beijing says is crucial to the entire relationship.
Beijing claims the self-governing island as its own territory.
China maintains that Taiwan must unify with the mainland eventually, by force if necessary.
However, Taiwanese public opinion is strongly against any sort of political union between the sides, instead favouring the status of de facto independence and robust social and economic interactions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the issue of unification cannot be put off indefinitely and China's military has in recent days staged sabre-rattling war games along the coastline facing Taiwan.