Taiwan politics

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    Taiwan at a new political crossroads...
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    Taiwan ‘faces new political crossroads’: ‘Wall Street Journal’
    Wed, Aug 14, 2013 - As President Ma Ying-jeou left the US on Monday, the Wall Street Journal published a hard-hitting article charging that Taiwan now “faces a new political crossroads.”
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    Since Japanese didn't really gave Taiwan to China in an official treaty after WW2, the most reasonable strategy for China to take over Taiwan is by non-military method, in hope that Taiwan will willingly or be forced to become part of China.

    Such can be achieved first by eliminating pro-independent people from the government, replaced with pro-unification people. This is what I believe happening right now. Pro-independent politician are often prosecuted over small defect, while pro-unification politician who blatantly asked for bribe got a way easy. Also pro-unification or cooperative personal gets promoted easily, while those who don't may face transference.

    The trade agreements between Taiwan and China may be for economic reason. But it's worried that selected Chinese personal can come into Taiwan as business man, doing their work. By the hastiness president Ma is pushing it, I suspect it's secretly the main reason.

    Once China and pro-unification factions take control over all aspects of the society - jurisdiction, police department, education, cultural administration... etc, they can give a lot of pressure to people who are pro-independent. Chinese communists have a good history of this kind of agenda. Slippery, bit by bit. Seem to be, seem not to be.

    A new movement of democracy maybe, but there're shadows ahead.
     
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    Taiwanese may be welcoming a society where honest people have to tread carefully all their lives, trying not to make a mistake, while watching those dishonest people get away with all sort of wrong doing and can do nothing about it. That's pretty much like the society of China till today.

    Ironically, we have elections, we can vote. If this happens, who's to blame?
     
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    Taiwan opposition wins presidency, China warns against independence move...

    Taiwan elects first female president Tsai Ing-wen
    Jan. 16, 2016 -- Democratic Progressive party candidate Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan's first female president when voters elected her to office Saturday.
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    Sat Jan 16, 2016 Taiwan is an internal matter for China, there is only one China in the world and the island's election neither changes this reality nor international acceptance of it, China's government said after the pro-independence opposition won a landslide.
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    Should we recognize Taiwan as an independent nation?...

    US petition launched to recognize Taiwan as nation
    Sun, Jan 24, 2016 - A petition to urge the US government to recognize Taiwan as a nation had garnered more than 6,000 signatures as of press time last night, after being put up on the White House Web site on Tuesday.
     

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