今天2012. 12. 12 陳菊政府和中國已熱絡往來，她有警覺到「簽訂ECFA會掏空台灣，簽訂ECFA讓台灣過度依賴中國大陸，長期來看對台灣是不利的，廢ECFA是救台灣」嗎？
A Forgotten Issue
As economic integration continues unabated, China’s foothold on Taiwan leading to complete annexation appears imminent. Taking over Taiwan gradually and without force is moving steadily and on course with the incoming Chinese service industries, a part of ECFA that has been emphasized by Legislator Hsu Chung Hsin in his recent speeches in northern California. Attached below is the statement by outgoing Foreign Affairs Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the House of Representatives, over two years ago, warning about over reliance on China. Despite this wise advise among many, the DPP saw political expediency in supporting ECFA, a policy which is continuing to be devastating to Taiwan’s employment and economy in general. Ma’s policy of reliance on China without concurrent offsetting FTAs with other economic powers is suicide for Taiwan and an economic jackpot for China and is facilitating his dream of “returning” Taiwan to China. It is crystal clear that Ma’s loyalty is to his motherland China and obviously not to Taiwan and again Taiwan is being stripped of her resources now including younger generations and job seeking college graduates. Taiwanese loyalty should and must be to Taiwan, period.
When will the DPP realize that their endorsement of ECFA is a betrayal of Taiwan? The DPP leadership needs to reassess its China policy and not kowtow to the Chinese but stand firmly for Taiwan sovereignty and self reliance and to find ways to break away from this devastating reliance on China. This includes not succumbing to the agenda of the pro China faction within the party. The pro China faction within the party is the direct result of years of KMT indoctrination over half a century and they don’t even realize this. It should be emphasized that support for the DPP in the upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016 had better not be taken for granted. Yes, dialogue with China is necessary, but must Taiwan’s soul be sacrificed in the process for political gains?
Joseph Lin, 12/11/2012
Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Remarks on "Moving Forward with a U.S.-Taiwan Free and Fair Trade Agreement"
Rayburn HOB Room B354
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 12:00 noon
Members of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Friends of Taiwan, Supporters of Fair and Free Trade, Members of the Taiwanese American Community:
While American trade interests in Asia stagnate, the Chinese dragon is extending its claws ever further out into the Pacific.
The China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement went into effect at the beginning of the year.
While the White House and Democratic Leadership in Congress allow the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement to languish without formal Congressional action, Beijing sings its siren song to seduce Seoul and Tokyo into joining a China-centered trade agreement.
In June, the perhaps inaccurately named Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and Mainland China is set to be signed, despite concerns over growing Chinese economic influence on the island.
Like the Trojan horse which allowed the Greek invaders to penetrate the inner walls of Troy , the ECFA may prove to be one gift horse that the people of Taiwan would rather not look in the mouth.
The ECFA may well prove to be a political tool that masquerades as a trade instrument to achieve China 's ultimate goal of absorbing Taiwan .
Strategic, political and cultural influences are all closely tied to economics.
Washington cannot cede supremacy in economic influence over the Pacific to Beijing .
A U.S.-Taiwan FTA will boost U.S. exports to Taiwan , expand the U.S. market share in Asia , and strengthen bilateral ties.
Taiwan, currently the 10th largest trading partner of the U.S. and 6th largest destination of U.S. agriculture products, is a desirable market for U.S. goods and services.
Studies by the U.S. International Trade Commission show that U.S. exports to Taiwan would grow at a rate of approximately 16% per year if a US-Taiwan FTA were enacted.
Taiwan, a democracy that supports a free market, the rule of law and human rights, provides a transparent, free and stable environment for U.S. investment and business opportunities in Asia .
It is a sad fact that most countries refrain from an FTA with Taiwan out of fear of China 's reprisals.
The Taiwanese workforce and economy are increasingly left out and negatively impacted due to this isolation.
A U.S.-Taiwan FTA, however, will help Taiwan break out of its international isolation.
A U.S.-Taiwan FTA can also help halt China 's growing economic and political leverage over Taiwan and give Taiwan more confidence in negotiations with China .
Now is the time for the Administration to begin moving forward in pursuing at FTA with our good friend, Taiwan .