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[Cross-strait Express Review No. 508]
According to Taiwan media reports, on December 13, the 2019 cross-strait annual Chinese character selection, which was organized by cross-strait media organizations and popular networks across the Taiwan Straits, was announced in Taipei, and the word "trapped" was elected with the highest votes among 36 candidate Chinese characters. The word "distress" truly reflects the current predicament on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, the distress of the lives of ordinary people on the island of Taiwan, and the dilemma of "Taiwan independence."
1. The word "sleepy" reflects the current situation of cross-strait stalemate. Since the Democratic Progressive Party and the Tsai authorities came to power, their refusal to recognize the "92 Consensus" has disrupted the political foundation for maintaining peaceful development of cross-strait relations, the official communication channels between the two sides of the strait have been interrupted, and cross-strait exchanges and cooperation have plummeted, resulting in a current stalemate between the two sides. The dilemma, the so-called "maintaining the status quo on both sides of the strait" by the Cai authorities was completely removed. The dilemma between the two sides of the strait was created by the DPP and the Cai authorities against the aspirations of the people on both sides of the strait and the trend of historical development.
The current dilemma of the cross-straits situation is as follows: First, the cross-straits shift from peaceful development to tense confrontation, which has undermined the situation of cross-straits peaceful development. As soon as the DPP and the Tsai authorities came to power, they lost the common political basis of the "1992 Consensus", and launched a series of "de-Chineseization" and "Taiwan independence" actions, which suddenly changed the situation of cross-strait exchanges and cooperation and development. Confront the deadlock.
The second is to increase the risk of cross-strait misjudgments. Official exchanges and communication between the two sides of the strait are interrupted. Any "Taiwan independence" action by the Cai authorities may cause misjudgments to both sides of the strait. This will undoubtedly increase cross-strait risks and make cross-strait relations more complicated and severe.
Third, Taiwan's foreign affairs space will be further compressed. Because the Cai authorities created a dilemma between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits, and the tacit understanding of cross-strait "diplomatic truce" was destroyed, Cai authorities lost seven so-called "friends" in more than three years in office, and their foreign affairs space was further compressed and it was difficult to dissolve.
The cross-strait deadlock and dilemma were created by the DPP and the Tsai authorities. They seriously departed from the cross-strait public opinions and were opposed by the people on both sides.
2. The word "sleepy" shows the plight of the people in Taiwan. The DPP and the Tsai authorities are good at elections and ideological struggles. As soon as they come to power, they liquidate the Kuomintang in all directions, but they are incapable of boosting Taiwan's economy and putting Taiwan's economy in a weak downward trend. The dilemma of cross-strait relations has further exacerbated the decline of Taiwan's economy, which has led to the dilemma of people's livelihood in Taiwan. Taiwan ’s resource shortage is an export-oriented shallow disk economy. Its exports to the mainland account for 40% of total exports, indicating the importance of the mainland market to Taiwan ’s economic development. However, the Tsai authorities have to deviate from the basic laws of economic development, stay away from the vast market on the mainland, and follow the so-called "new southward" policy of the economy, which directly affects the adjustment and development of Taiwan's industrial structure, which has also accelerated Taiwan's economic decline. More than three years of practice have proved that its economic policy has failed, and the "new southward direction" has become a "new difficult direction", which has caused Taiwan's industries to be trapped by the policies of the Cai authorities, and their development has been weak.
Under the cross-strait stalemate created by the Tsai authorities, Taiwan ’s economic development has been hit hard. Especially the industry led by the tourism industry has suffered the most, which has caused the tourism industry to experience difficulties and complaints. Many travel agencies have closed down. Taiwan's unemployment rate remains high, young people can't see hope, people's incomes have been reduced, and people's lives are hard.
3. The word "sleepy" characterizes the embarrassment of "Taiwan independence" in a sad city. As soon as the DPP and the Tsai authorities came to power, they continued to engage in "Taiwan independence" and "de-Chinese" culturally and educationally. Before, the Cai authorities carried out some "flexible Taiwan independence" actions. Now Cai Yingwen uses Lai Qingde, a so-called "pragmatic" Taiwan independence "worker, as a deputy. , Will make the Taiwan Strait complicated situation even more severe. It is precisely because of the "Taiwan independence" nature of the DPP that when it comes to power that it becomes "Taiwan independence", it cannot extricate itself.
There is no way out for "Taiwan independence". It is a dead end. It is impossible. Chen Shui-bian once said that "Taiwan independence" is impossible or impossible. The "Taiwan independence" thinking and actions of the DPP and the Tsai authorities have led the DPP to govern and its development into a dead end. Now I can only see that the DPP and the Tsai authorities are turning around the "Taiwan independence" dead end. Taiwan is pushing into a state of extreme unrest.
The Tsai authorities want to rely on the United States to hold its own "Taiwan independence" abacus. Is it true that the U.S. DPP and Tsai authorities have not figured it out? The United States' intention is to make the Taiwan authorities serve and use them as pawns, but the Tsai authorities really engage in "Taiwan independence", which the United States absolutely does not allow. A few days ago, David Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific Affairs of the US State Department, stated publicly that he would not call Taiwan a country. In this way, we can clearly know what kind of attitude the United States has towards the Taiwan authorities.
Engaging in "Taiwan independence" can only make Taiwan more and more an isolated island and an island under siege. It puts cross-strait relations in a dilemma. The trend of cross-strait relations is controlled by the mainland, and the determining factor is the mainland. The clamor of "Taiwan independence" forces on the island can only be the Inubar train. "Taiwan independence" is in dire straits and will certainly die.
The dilemma on both sides of the strait was caused by the DPP and the Tsai authorities, which artificially blocked the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, and caused the peaceful development of cross-strait relations to suffer and setbacks.
The masses are the decisive force in promoting the development of society and history. The key factor in whether the dilemma of cross-strait relations can be changed from bad to good lies in Taiwan compatriots. Next year's Taiwan election, whether Taiwan compatriots can suppress the factors that are not conducive to the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, will liberate the factors that are conducive to the development of cross-strait relations, and will determine the new trend of cross-strait relations and the welfare of Taiwan compatriots.
The dilemma between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits is extremely unlikely. It depends on the choice of Taiwan compatriots next year. (Netizens in Taiwan, China: My heart is flying)
(This article is a submitted work and does not represent the views of China Taiwan Network.)
[Responsible editor: Gao Xu]