Archives for: Cross strait

    Posted on: 2014-10-04

How Should Taiwan Counter China’s Obstruction of Its Participation in Regional Integration?

At the moment China already absorbs 40% of Taiwan’s export and 80% of its foreign investment; if Taiwan signs additional cooperative agreements with China but fails to sign other FTAs due to Chinese intransigence, our reliance on China is bound to deepen, to the point of subjugating Taiwan to Beijing’s economic dependency. This is precisely what worries many Taiwanese. Wu Rong-i is Chairman of … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-08-30

Shifts in Unification/Independence Preferences in the Wake of the Sunflower Student Movement

Young people care even more about politics and Taiwan’s future. They have now become confident and outspoken. We should pay attention whether these developments will influence Taiwan’s future political realignment. It deserves our attention that among the 20-29-year-olds 97.2 percent view themselves as “Taiwanese,” as well as 90.8 percent among the 30-39-year-olds. By Li Ming-juinn, Director of … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-08-17

The Impact of the Sunflower Movement on Cross-strait

The greatest insight and inspiration from the Sunfl ower Movement is that no political figure, no political party and no foreign power will be able to dictate the evolution of crossstrait relations. The Taiwanese people upheld democracy, transparency and sovereignty. It is precisely this attitude that will act as the major force in deciding Taiwan’s future. Liu Shih-chung, president of Taiwan … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-08-06

KMT Splits?

The real problem with the delay in the Services Pact isn't the Sunflowers. They just make a convenient whipping boy. The real problem is that the KMT legislators don't want to pass it, and can't be made to. By Michael Turton, The View of Taiwan Published with permission, read the original here... KMT Caucus Whip resigns over Control Yuan vote, scribes the Taipei Times. An interesting … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-04-13

The next generation in Taiwan

China must look with uneasiness at the development in Taiwan. China has taken economic integration as a strategy to win Taiwan's hearts. The occupation shows that the current strategy does not work and illustrates what would happen if China moves too fast forward with the wrong friends. China could change the strategy by trying to embrace a wider audience in Taiwan. The strategy to win Taiwan’s … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-04-09

Open letter to the Sunflower Movement and President Ma

Open letter to the Sunflower Movement and President Ma. We fully appreciate the reasons the students took this action, and express our support for the peaceful, reasonable and rational approach they have taken. We firmly believe that the people in Taiwan, having worked hard for their democracy, want to remain free and democratic. They want to determine their own future, and do not want to be … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-03-30

No true Cross-strait progress without the Taiwanese

For the international media and some commentators who are covering Taiwan, it seems to come as a surprise that Taiwan is inhabited, and that these 23 million Taiwanese want to have a say in the future of their country and democracy. By Michael Danielsen, chairman of Taiwan Corner Sunday March 30, more than 350.000 demonstrated in Taipei and joined the Sunflower Student Movement. From today’s … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-03-30

Statement on Taiwan – Community of Democracies

We call on President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan to respect the civil rights of peaceful protesters, which is an essential requirement for a democratic society. We also call on the government to ensure that all further police measures to maintain order are carried out in accordance with the principle of proportionality and international human rights standards. Finally, we urge the government to allow … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-03-23

Occupation of Taiwan’s parliament and Executive Yuan

Tuesday evening March 18, more than 300 Taiwanese students and protesters occupied the Taiwanese parliament. Today, the parliament is still occupied and thousands of people are gathered outside the parliament. Late this afternoon, students entered the Executive Yuan as a response to what they consider as a lack of sincerity in the government response to the current events. By Michael Danielsen, … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2014-03-22

Taiwans parlament besat – protest mod aftale med Kina – Danish article

Mere end 300 taiwanske studerende og demonstranter har tirsdag d. 18. marts indtaget det taiwanske parlament i protest imod den seneste serviceaftale, som Taiwans Kina-venlige regering har indgået med Kina. Mere end 300 taiwanske studerende og demonstranter har tirsdag d. 18. marts indtaget det taiwanske parlament i protest imod den seneste serviceaftale, som Taiwans regering, der er ledet af det … [Read more...]

    Posted on: 2013-07-04

Demand a KMT Taiwan policy

What is the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) vision for Taiwan? An answer to this question is warranted after the KMT agreed to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) under the “one China” framework. A change requires that recent events and demonstrations are elevated to questions about cross-strait policies and the future of Taiwan. And that politicians play a fine balance between … [Read more...]