Cooperating with mainland makes substantial progress
Tsai finally peeled off her hypocritical mask and gave her public speech more harshly than ever before, directly and indirectly against the Chinese mainland. However, in the latter part, Tsai began to pitch herself by touting the political achievements she made after taking office.
Without doubt, it’s more of a political show.
In response of the island’s local election in November, Tsai gave no-name but strong-directional blame to the Chinese mainland over the island’s “national security”.
Also, in response to Mike Pence’s critical speech toward China, consistent with US’ desire to contain China’s rise, Tsai claimed the island would adjust its role in global supply chains in the future by cooperating with the US, Japan and European Union to develop sophisticated manufactures, corresponding to Made in China 2025 industry upgrading plan.
The US has long taken Taiwan as a pawn in its political game with China and Tsai is hoping to get political gains from enthusiastically embracing that role.
Thus, it’s not hard to see confrontations triggered by Tsai and her pro-independence party, are intensified
With ties of blood, a shared culture and considerable regional connections, Taiwan and the mainland will always be a whole ... If it depends on other powers rather than the mainland, Taiwan will miss a great forthcoming opportunity for its economic transformation.
in all respects from politics, economy to military.
As for the upgrading for the island’s industrial structure, only by cooperating with the Chinese mainland can Taiwan make substantial progress, as its cooperation with the Western countries is in very limited fields and more importantly, its main market for the new technologies’practical