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Post time 2017-10-24 02:57:08 |Display all floors
Yin_99 Post time: 2017-10-23 19:14
After the cross-strait unification being realized, the China-Taiwan economy will be under the same  ...

  But the question being discussed is whether their willingness or eagerness to be part of it. Many Taiwanese seem to be loth to resile from their position, which is Taiwan should be ruled by Taiwanese. Even most members of the KMT party also bristle at the suggestion that it's time for Taiwan and mainland China to talk about unification.

  Come to think of it, why would the KMT  decide to sideline 洪秀柱 and appoint a new chairman?  The answer is palpable: the KMT was apprehensive that 洪秀柱's pro-mainland stance would draw flak from most Taiwanese voters, some of whom happen to be swing voters.

  If the KMT wants to win the next presidential election, then it has no choice but to draw a line in the sand rather than blurring it like 洪秀柱 did after becoming the chairman of the KMT.   Getting too close with mainland would be a self-defeating move for the KMT, largely because many Taiwanese wouldn't like to vote for politicians  who are gun ho about  becoming palsy-walsy with   mainland China.  On the contrary, most Taiwanese voters would love to vote for politicians  showing defiance towards mainland.  That's the key to winning the next presidential election.

  At the same time, there might be another case in which voters wouldn't want to vote for the DPP: when members of the DPP get caught receiving backhanders or fleecing their supporters.

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Post time 2017-10-24 22:47:54 |Display all floors
I totally agree. However, since living standards are higher in Taiwan than the rest of China, China must persuade Taiwan population to rejoin! It would be good because Taiwan would westernize China to be more like Japan and South Korea.
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Post time 2017-10-25 01:54:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by tedbrent at 2017-10-25 01:59
Yin_99 Post time: 2017-10-24 09:38
Maybe foolish and stubborn group of people in N.Korea or Taiwan deserve fatal destiny since they ref ...

  

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Post time 2017-10-25 01:58:40 |Display all floors
Yin_99 Post time: 2017-10-24 09:38
Maybe foolish and stubborn group of people in N.Korea or Taiwan deserve fatal destiny since they ref ...

You seem to have failed to comprehend the fact that Taiwan is an open society; foreign channels like CNN, HBO, CNBC Asia and several Japanese TV channels can be watched in Taiwan via cable; the ruling party DPP hasn't put a kibosh on   foreign news outlets' websites like mainland China has done in the past; the flag-waving, pro-China  dissidents who call on Taiwanese to stage more street protests against both DPP and KMT haven't been arrested.

  Another case that bears it out is Ctitv.  Ctitv,  a Taiwanese TV channel which is known for plumping for mainland, is still off and running, in spite of its  vitriolic attacks  against the ruling party. . That's not going to happen in mainland China, where ideology takes precedence over press freedom and your allegiance to the party enables journalists to  rise through the ranks.

  What's the point of forfeiting such rights and shackling  yourself with the fetters of conformism instead? There is no good reason to believe that many Taiwanese would renounce their own  beliefs and take up the  cudgels for a party that preaches the virtues of  totalitarianism.

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Post time 2017-10-25 02:00:02 |Display all floors
  You seem to have failed to comprehend the fact that Taiwan is  an open society; foreign channels like CNN, HBO, CNBC Asia and several Japanese TV channels can be watched in Taiwan via cable; the ruling party DPP hasn't put a kibosh on   foreign news outlets' websites like mainland China has done in the past; the flag-waving, pro-China  dissidents who call on Taiwanese to stage more street protests against both DPP and KMT haven't been arrested.

  Another case that bears it out is Ctitv.  Ctitv,  a Taiwanese TV channel which is known for plumping for mainland, is still off and running, in spite of its  vitriolic attacks  against the ruling party. . That's not going to happen in mainland China, where ideology takes precedence over press freedom and your allegiance to the party enables journalists to  rise through the ranks.

  What's the point of forfeiting such rights and shackling  yourself with the fetters of conformism instead? There is no good reason to believe that many Taiwanese would renounce their own  beliefs and take up the  cudgels for a party that preaches the virtues of  totalitarianism.

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