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[Cross Straits Review 502]
The word "sleepy" was elected as the 2019 annual cross-strait Chinese character with 1.03 million votes. (Picture source: "Wang Pao" in Taiwan)
After voting by 10.26 million netizens on both sides of the strait, the 2019 annual cross-strait annual Chinese character selection co-sponsored by the media across the Taiwan Straits was announced, and the word "sleepy" was elected with 1.03 million votes. The organizer's interpretation of this is comprehensive and profound: the word "sleepy" reflects the dilemma on the island, the word "sleepy" warns the "Taiwan independence" deadlock, and the word "sleepy" breeds a thorough change.
First of all, the "Chinese" annual Chinese character of "straits" was proposed by the Taiwanese industry, reflecting the deep-seated pain of the island's industrialists in the dilemma of cross-strait relations.
"The Chunjiang Plumbing Duck Prophet." Taiwanese industry players at the forefront of cross-strait exchanges naturally felt earlier and deeper about the cold and warmth of cross-strait relations than the general public. Everyone must still remember that after the DPP came to power in May 2016, the cross-strait relations were frozen because of the unilateral rejection of the "1992 Consensus", which subsequently triggered a wave of protests by grass-roots workers on the island. Question: "China Airlines in the sky, Xiaohuang on the ground (taxi), middle-level military training, highway toll collectors (all on the street)." In contrast to the sentence that Tsai Ing-wen said before he took office-"the people take to the streets, they are forced by the ruling people", only full of irony.
Secondly, returning to the original meaning of the word "sleepy", it is derived from Oracle and means "abandoned houses". This is not to restrict the development of Taiwan by the DPP authorities who are only thinking of "Taiwan independence". Is it the most vivid metaphor that keeps Taiwanese society out of the world's megatrends?
Since 2019, the DPP authorities ’international" Taiwan independence "actions have become increasingly rampant and increasingly intensive, and have blatantly challenged the international consensus of" One China "for many times, although the final result has been insulted or even reduced to an international joke. However, huge damage to Taiwan's economic development has already been caused. On the island, because verbal intimidation has been unable to stop Taiwanese people from going to the mainland to pursue their hopes and future steps, the DPP has begun a "revision of the law" in 2019 to forcibly bind the Taiwanese people to the mainland. Nowadays, the atmosphere of "green terror" has taken shape in Taiwanese society. The people are afraid to speak. The halo of the former "Four Little Dragons of Asia" is no longer, and Taiwan has been trapped by the DPP authorities step by step. " Peace and development "outside the world theme.
In the end, the word "difficult" gave birth to "opportunity" in "crisis", pinning the strong will of the people on both sides of the strait looking forward to getting rid of the current dilemma.
Although there are so many difficulties in cross-strait relations in 2019, netizens on both sides of the strait have chosen the word "distressed", of course, not just to complain and express dissatisfaction, which precisely shows that compatriots on both sides of the strait have a sober and correct recognition of the current state of cross-strait relations. Know: There are many difficulties and obstacles in the development of cross-strait relations. The Taiwan Strait may erupt even more stormy waves. However, the mainstream public opinion on the cross-strait pursuit of peaceful reunification is still there. The historical trend of reunification between the two sides will remain the same. Earth is in the hands of the continent. "Taiwan independence" is a dead end and it will only make Taiwan sit in a sad city. The word "sleepy" is a way of life, and it can remind us to stay focused so that we can alleviate the difficulties.
In short, the future of cross-strait relations is tortuous and the future is bright. As Zhang Binghuang, president of the Chinese Book Association of Taiwan, said: We do n’t want to say that the word “sleepy” has been chosen. This has always been the case on both sides of the strait, but we hope that there will be opportunities to make everyone more active. This is everyone ’s expectation. The election of the word "sleepy" for the annual Chinese characters on both sides of the Taiwan Straits is a foretaste that "time" and "potential" are not on the side of "Taiwan independence", but on the side of mainstream public opinion on both sides of the strait. After that, we returned to the right track of peaceful development. (Chief Commentator of China Taiwan Net: Zhao Jing)
[Responsible editor: Zhao Jing]