Taiwan’s political suicide

Taiwan’s political suicide

On March 18, 2016, an organization called the “Democratic Second Class Soldiers Alliance” held a banquet in Taipei and invited Taiwan’s former vice president Annette Lu (2000-2008), former Beijing University law professor and now writer in exile Yuan Hung-bing, and former head of the Department of Japanese at Tamkong University Yang Chung-yi as guest speakers to talk about “A nation of permanent neutrality and Taiwan’s revolution for name rectification”.

Provisional convener of the “Democratic Second Class Soldiers Alliance” Kang Yu-shih says that Annette Lu is the first one to propose establishing Taiwan as a “nation of permanent neutrality” and a signature campaign for a public vote on the proposal is currently in progress.  Kang Yu-shih hopes that through a “revolution for name rectification”, Taiwan can gain international status and position and join the United Nations.

Professor Yang Chung-yi says that now is the opportune time for Taiwan to become a permanently neutral nation in face of the constant threat by the Chinese Communist regime.

Writer in exile Yuan Hung-bing says that Taiwan’s political parties and the Taiwanese people must not “fear the Chinese Communist regime and must not appease the Chinese Communist regime”.  The writer also says that “recognizing the ‘1992 consensus’ is political suicide”.

The “Democratic Second Class Soldiers Alliance” was founded on June 15, 2014, following the March 18 Sunflower Student Movement in 2014.

True freedom of speech

At the forum held by the Kuomintang Association for Cross Strait Public Affairs on March 20, 2016, the four candidates for Kuomintang party chairmanship Hung Hsiu-chu, Huang Min-hui, Lee Hsin and Chen Hsueh-shen met with 100 young people.  Lee Hsin encouraged the young people interested in the Kuomintang to “rebel”.  Little hot pepper Hung Hsiu-chu immediately criticized Lee Hsin for using the Chinese Communist slogan of “rebellion is right, revolution is not a crime”.  Little hot pepper Hung Hsiu-chu pointed out that these Chinese Communist slogans brought on the chaos of the Red Guards and devastation in the Cultural Revolution.

[Master Chen Says]  On Taiwan during the 38 years of martial law (1949-1987), anyone who used any such Chinese Communist slogans and political jargon would be called in by the Taiwan National Guarrison Command for severe interrogation and possible imprisonment as a Chinese Communist agitator and spy.  The use of any such slogans was a very serious political crime.  During all this time, the Kuomintang in power was adamantly anti-Communist.

The public use of such Chinese Communist slogans and jargon by a Kuomintang member now without political consequence reflects the true spirit of democracy and freedom of speech in Taiwan’s political arena at present.

What does the enemy think?

This is what Taiwan’s national security authorities believe what the Chinese Communist regime’s thinking is about Taiwan.

On March 20, 2016, Taiwan’s national security authorities presented to the new legislature a list of the possible principle strategies of the Chinese Communist regime towards Taiwan when president-elect Tsai Ing-wen is inaugurated Taiwan’s first female president on May 20, 2016.

As the Taiwanese national security authorities see it, the Chinese Communist regime is likely to respond in nine ways:  (1)  Maintain stability in cross-Strait situation.  (2)  Maintain past achievements in cross-Strait relations [such as the 23 trade agreements now in force].  (3)  Prevent any effort to reverse the relationship.  (4)  Firmly state with an “iron fist” the principles [of one China and the “1992 consensus”] but conduct cross Strait exchanges with a “soft hand”.  (5)  Respond [to cross Strait relations] with flexibility.  (6)  Use the United States to pressure Taiwan.  (7)  Severely criticize and verbally attack any activity towards Taiwan independence.   (8)  Lessen criticism of Tsai Ing-wen personally.  (9)  Create a buffer zone in cross Strait relations.

On May 20, 1996, when Lee Deng-hui was inaugurated president and in the evening of inauguration day of Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party as first president of the Republic of China from the DPP, the Chinese Communist regime adopted a strategy to “listen to what he says and to observe what he does”.  The Taiwanese national security authorities believe that the Chinese Communist regime will react in the same way on May 20, 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party becomes Taiwan’s first female president.

[Master Chen Says]  Indeed, recognition and adherence to the so-called “1992 consensus” and upholding the “greater one China” principle by the Kuomintang have been political and economic suicide.

Taiwan’s youths must “rebel” and force the Kuomintang to abandon its China appeasement under the “1992 consensus”, its China-centered “greater one China” principle, and transform it into an indigenous political party of Taiwan’s indigenous youths so that the Kuomintang is completely “Taiwanized”.

From 1949 to 1987, the Kuomintang was the staunch anti-Communist political party leading the Republic of China on Taiwan.  During the Korean War, Taiwan was proudly called “Free China”.  It became one of the four Little Asian Economic Dragons and it was called an Asian Economic Miracle all during the period of confrontation with and its staunch stance against the Chinese Communist regime.  During the past 8 years of incumbent president Ma Ying-jeou’s administration and his shameful appeasement towards and rapprochement with the Chinese Communist regime, Taiwan has lost its glory as the fierce anti-Communist bastion and global economic miracle.

Indeed, during the past 8 years under incumbent president Ma Ying-jeou’s administration, Taiwan has been on a downward spiral of political suicide!

Taiwan’s youths should rebel against further political “Chinalization” to stop Taiwan’s political suicide.
 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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