Co­op­er­at­ing with main­land makes sub­stan­tial progress

China Daily (USA) - - VIEWS -

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

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