Taiwan: Keep Talking…

(More fun at the end of the post…)

I posted last month HERE and HERE about (the future (?) economic agreement between China and Taiwan) CECA, FTA, COCA, CACAO… Arrrrggghhhh whatever the name the Region Administrator is choosing. Anyway, name is changing so often…

Even the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (same political color as the “Administrator”) said that it should be better if before any agreement with China, legislators could review the project…

As anyone could expect, we read today that  the “administrator” (because he is so nice) is willing to “listen” (are you happy now?), but whatever you’ll say, the agreement will be signed…

No room for evaluation… No ears for economist voices saying that this agreement will not bring anything good for Taiwan… So, get lost…

He still wants to achieve the stage of a “public consensus”. But how if the agreement is already signed? Consensus on what?

Consensus on the fact that people may disagree?

[…]

“We welcome all those who feel they have something to lose from an ECFA to speak up and voice their concerns. The government will examine the situation and include any items that may cause problems later,” Ma told reporters at the Presidential Office.

“We will continue to communicate with the public on the ECFA issue, but we won’t [abandon] the agreement because the opposition parties are against it,” Ma said.

… When asked to comment on Tsai’s call for a debate on the issue, Ma said a debate was not necessary.

[…]

                

One of Taipei Times editorial cartoon

[…]

“[Chinese President] Hu Jintao (胡錦濤) stipulated that China and Taiwan should scrupulously abide by the so-called ‘one China’ principle. Signing an ECFA with China would imply acceptance of that principle,”

[…]

And still, the President (Region administrator?) and the Premier keep repeat that “…The talks will not touch upon sovereignty-related issues.”…

In one hand, they want to sign saying that has nothing to do with politics, in other hand, China said OK but under the “one China” principle…

And we are supposed to believe what the “Region Administration” is saying?

Signature is only possible if China agrees… Not if Taiwan wants to…

So what is the point?

Maybe we know it too much already…

Usually in democratic countries, agreements with other countries must be approved by the legislators.

Here, not. So… Does it means we are not talking about 2 different countries?

Just one country across the strait?

By the way, still according Taipei Times, the civil servant Kuo Kuan-ying (郭冠英), the Toronto-based official who insulted Taiwan and the Taiwanese but still agreeing to receive the Taiwanese tax payers money for his salary, and after being under investigation, is maybe  seeking political asylum in Canada in view to not return to Taiwan…

Can you believe that?

BUT, he is not seeking asylum in China even though he also wrote that he is a “superior mainlander (Chinese)”…

Why?

😆

 

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  2. don’t think Ma is THAT stupid not knowing about the whole plot
    no one can be!
    not even a Harvard Phd!
    sad thing is … people believes/ed him…
    they are the frogs that are boiled in cold water…
    might be too late when they realise what is going on
    hope not

  3. Jo, I don’t know…Maybe he doesn’t know he is a tool. And if it’s true, he doesn’t deserve to be a President…
    Anyway, I do understand according what happened recently, that he is willing to not be named as the President…
    So… Taiwanese elected him to be a President but this title is disappearing…
    Will Taiwanese will one day understand?
    Uh…
    See in Miaoli: how many people voted for the wife of the convicted one?
    It was just few days ago…
    Think about that…

  4. sad, i know
    the thing is many of those who voted for Ma didn’t think it would happen
    my brother, for example, didn’t think it would
    still doesn’t think it IS happening
    like they said, boil the frogs in cold water…
    they would realise what is happening when it is too late…

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