Tsai banging her head against a brick wall
In a speech on Wednesday, Tsai Ing-wen referred to the mainland as China instead of the Chinese mainland, which clearly confirmed her denial of the 1992 Consensus on One China and unveiled her intention to separate Taiwan from the motherland. Three experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin and Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow: development and the livelihoods of Taiwan residents. uses is absolutely in the mainland. Yin Cunyi, a professor at the Institute of Taiwan Studies, Tsinghua University with emerging markets.
However, Taiwan also intends to echo Washington’s economic countermeasures against the mainland’s economy and accelerate disconnecting the island’s industry from the mainland, enhancing its cooperation with the US not only in military ties but also in economy collaboration in a bid to help strengthen competitiveness.
But Taiwan cannot abandon the mainland market. The mainland is experiencing a transformation with inevitable pain in exchange for a better investment environment and more advanced economic model. The New Southbound policy of the Tsai administration, which seeks cooperation with India and Southeastern Asian countries, has failed since it was introduced and it will not succeed whatever situation Taiwan is in. With ties of blood, a shared culture and considerable regional connections, Taiwan and the mainland will always be a whole.
Besides, Washington seeks a more favorable trade pattern with the mainland through its trade war. When the two sides finally find a solution to their dispute, the Chinese mainland will reach a new phase of economic development.
If it depends on other powers rather than the mainland, Taiwan will miss a great forthcoming opportunity for its economic transformation.