The recent talks of the DPP Chairperson Tsai Eng-wen kind of shocked me:
1. 5-2-2010 "在不預設政治前提的情況下，民進黨不排除與中國進行直接且實質的對話" (Ref 1)
Tsai said: " Without any political preconditions, the DPP does not exclude direct and
realistic talks with China."
2. 5-3-2010 民進黨主席蔡英文昨天首度透露她有觀察中共國家主席胡錦濤，對於中國領導接班模式，蔡英文說，「理性的人放在錯誤的政治結構，還是會做出錯誤決策」，有些領導人看來和善，決策仍受政治環境影響。 (Ref 2)
In Tsai's talk, she said that per her observation, China's Hu Jintao(胡錦濤) is a
"resonable man"/"man of reason"("理性的人") who "looks like a nice person"
There have been many responses to Tsai's talks on the internet. Attached below is the one that I would like to recommend, published in the Liberty Times and in the Taiwan-e-News: "「一個中國原則」，還能談什麼？" ("Under One-China Principle, What Can Be Negotiated?"). (Ref 3)
Tsai's talks made me wonder:
What destination is the boat of the DPP or Taiwan sailing for?
Tsai's talks sounded very unrealistic and naive to me and gave me a chill on my spine! First I wonder if Tsai's talks reflect the thought of the New Tide faction(新潮流系), the dominant faction in the DPP, and represent the New Tide's road map to Taiwan's future? If the answer is 'yes', then it really scares me. And more importanly:
*** Will Tsai's talks help alleviate, in any way, the economic and political consequences of the upcoming ECFA disaster in Taiwan? ***
My anxiety was alleviated a little bit this afternoon when I read Bob Yang's statements quoted in Coen Blauu's email: "Taiwan-US FTA resolution introduced in Congress" (5/9):
“A US-Taiwan FTA will free Taiwan from China’s economic stranglehold, which is, in fact, a potent nonmilitary instrument of influence that China is forging to affect political choices in Taiwan and to achieve the annexation of Taiwan,” said Bob Yang (楊英育), president of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs.
“If and when the US exercises its leadership to ink an FTA with Taiwan, other like-minded democracies will undoubtedly follow suit. This would permit Taiwan to broaden its trade and other international relations, thereby giving Taiwan an opportunity to escape the death embrace of China,” he said.
The DPP should try to advocate and propagate the sense of crisis in Taiwan now, before it is too late, about the ECFA, and lead anti-ECFA street demonstrations in Taiwan to give pressure to the Ma's administration. When the international news media heed the cry of the people in Taiwan, the US might expedite the signing of a US-Taiwan FTA.
I do think that the only way to prevent Taiwan from being annexed by China is the intervention from the US.
However, if the opposition party, the DPP, or the people in Taiwan don't shout loud for "Help!", the US will have no excuse to intervene!
Recently I have really prayed hard to God for the emerging of not just one, but many leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, in Taiwan. Yes, Taiwan needs street demonstrations and protest movements to lift herself above the stranglehold of China and the sellout by the KMT.
Yes, in order not to be annexed by China eventually, millions of Taiwanese need to walk to the streets hand-in-hand and sing for the "Establishment of the Taiwan Republic"(台灣建國)!
The DPP Chairperson Tsai should know that Hu Jintao is the Gestapo in the military crackdowns and massacres in Tibet in 1989(Ref 4), and again in 2008 (Ref 5) -- a "man of reason", a "nice person"???
Tsai should know that she is dealing with China, a Tiger-Witch(虎姑婆), not a kind grandma; and it is useless to appeal to China for a "goodwill".
I would suggest that President Bob Yang give Tsai Eng-wen a call.
God Bless the Taiwan Republic, 台灣建國!
Bill Huang, Sacramento, 5/9/2010
Ref 1 http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=soOjIoryfm0&feature=player_ embedded
Ref 2 http://www.webrush. net/eco101/ p_20100505050804 126683
Ref 3 http://www.taiwanen ews.com/doc/ 20100505102. php
Ref 4 http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Hu_Jintao
Ref 5 http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=LFsuuUWiFQM