Sunday, February 26, 2012

Dr. Jerome Keating's new book
The Mapping of TAIWAN: Desired Economics, Coveted Geographies, New Perspectives on Cartography, Competing Monopolies and the Destiny of Taiwan

For people in United States,  I created a Google form to collect names of those interested in buying a copy.

See the numbers of copies ordered so far.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

台灣人 挺扁反扁大戰

最近在 [I Love Taiwan] Google group 上爆發了 挺扁反扁大論戰.  這不是台灣人 挺扁反扁的第一次大戰爭, 也絕不會是最後一次.

字看, 挺扁的人應該注重阿扁的人權. 所以挺扁者的敵人應是用司法迫害阿扁的中國國民黨, 馬英九和蔡守訓.  可是, 我很少看到挺扁的人批判中國國民黨, 施明德, 馬英九或蔡守訓, 卻永遠看他們和其他台灣人鬥個不休.  這不是很奇怪嗎?  敵人是馬英九和蔡守訓, 為什麼找自己的同志算帳?

這裏是一個支持阿扁的好機會.  請你用幾秒鐘的時間連署 Demand immediate release of former President Chen (立即釋放陳水扁)

從 2008-11-11 到今天, 中國國民黨已經把阿扁關了 1,195 天.   中國國民黨 不須要, 也談不上對生殺由它的階下囚阿扁.   他們能做的是繼續凌辱和迫害扁和他的家族.  可見, 2008 年起, 反扁並不包括中國國民黨人.

今天, 反扁者是: 被認為不挺扁的台灣人.  挺扁, 反扁是中國國民黨 把台灣人一分為二, 讓台灣人長期內鬥的聰明洗腦法. 

台灣人的共同敵人是中國國民黨.  請把你的精神用在消滅中國國民黨黨產, 消滅不公平的司法和選舉.

中國國民黨也正全副精神 加速消滅台灣人.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Obama will sacrifice Taiwanese for bucks
Here is a proof II


反對瘦肉精 雲林豬業:養鴨養雞都抗議

2012年02月14日19:20 蘋果即時

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Obama will sacrifice Taiwanese for bucks
Here is a proof

Did the US intervene with Taiwan’s elections?
Andy Chang

The presidential and parliamentary elections held in Taiwan on January 14th were unusual.  A retired US diplomat Douglas H. Paal publicly endorsed the incumbent president on a Cti News TV interview.  Furthermore, his support was based on the unfounded concept of “92 Consensus.” Ma Ying-jeou and China’s Hu Jintao claim there was a 92 Consensus, but there is no written document to prove any such consensus.

On January 12th, two days before the election, Douglas H. Paal, the former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), pointed out during an interview with cable TV channel Cti News that Ma Ying-jeou’s claim of “1992 Consensus is false” as it is does exist.  However, Paal later said that this consensus was “the only basis for cross-strait talks.” 

This is a cunning attempt to make China’s “One China principle” become existing consensus between China’s PRC and Taiwan’s ROC.  Paal not only endorsed Ma, but also betrayed the US policy to maintain status quo.  Paal was speaking as if he is a spokesman of China to claim that Taiwan is a part of China.

Paal also denounced candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s proposal of “Taiwan consensus” as “fiction.”  Paal said Tsai’s cross straight policy is “a word game” that her proposal of Taiwan Consensus “vague and unpractical.”  Paal further speculated that “If elected, Tsai might call for Taiwan’s independence” and “Tsai’s messages were too big to make Washington comfortable:” 

A hired gun from America, or a covert US intervention

Paal served as the director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 2003 to 2006.  The director’s post is a presidential appointee (equivalent to an ambassador) whose duty was to maintain good relationship between the United States and Taiwan’s ROC.  This time he flew to Taiwan to endorse Ma and also publicly supported the non-existent 92 Consensus.  

Evidently Paal played the role of a “hired gun” from America in Taiwan’s election.  The question is whether this was a covert attempt by the US to intervene with Taiwan’s election. 

President Obama repeatedly stressed that the United States should not and will not interfere with the democratic elections of leaders in other nations.  But it is hard to believe that a former AIT director would travel to Taiwan and blatantly interfere with Taiwan’s election without the knowledge of the White House.  Although the current AIT director William A. Stanton declared Paal’s opinion does not represent that of the United States, most of people think it is “a good cop, bad cop” play.  It is hard to believe that a former director came to intervene with Taiwan’s election but the current director was not debriefed.

“92 Consensus” and “Taiwan Consensus”

The 1992 Consensus or Consensus of 1992 is a term describing the outcome of a meeting in 1992 between the semi-official representatives of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in mainland China and the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan. The Consensus, as described by observers, is that, on the subject of the One China principle, both sides recognize there is only one China - both mainland China and Taiwan belong to the same China, but both sides could not agree on the meaning of one China.

PRC insisted that one China was PRC, and the ROC insisted that one China was ROC; so the meeting ended without any consensus or agreement.  The subject did not come up until 2011, when Hu Jintao threatened the ROC that the cross straight relationship would cool down if Ma did not recognize 92 Consensus is One China principle.  Ma brought up the subject in the election as a necessary condition to maintain Sino-Taiwan relationship, and Douglas Paal broadcasted it as a “false…. but the only basis.” 

Taiwanese are alarmed because if accepting 92 Consensus equal One-China principle and one China is PRC, Taiwan will be “unified” by PRC in the future.  Tsai proposed a “Taiwan consensus” which stated that Taiwan’s future must be determined by all Taiwanese.  Taiwanese self determination of their future is a fundamental democratic principle, but Paal denounced it as “vague and unpractical.”

Status Quo must support the welfare of Taiwanese

Although China insists Taiwan is part of China, the majority (89%) of Taiwanese insist Taiwan is not part of China.  Taiwan is not a country.  The United States does not recognize ROC and does not recognize Taiwan as part of China.  In other words, based on the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States supports “the people of Taiwan”, not the government of ROC.  Ma Ying-jeou falsely claimed that 92 Consensus existed, but Taiwanese people do not agree that the 92 Consensus or the One China Principle ever existed.

Taiwan Relations Act of April 10, 1979 (TRA) states that “to promote the foreign policy of the United States by authorizing the continuation of commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan.”  In other words, the United States supports “the people of Taiwan”, not the ROC. 

Mr. Paal intervened with the ROC elections and supported the ROC to rule the people of Taiwan. Although TRA states the United States will support the people of Taiwan, Mr. Paal endorsed a Chinese candidate Ma Ying-jeou to rule the people of Taiwan, to maintain Status Quo between China and Taiwan. 

This is morally and politically wrong.  The United States must support the welfare of Taiwanese people.  The United States must understand that a status quo is a temporary peace but also a gradual encroachment of Taiwan.  Ma Ying jeou’s cross straight talk with China without a formal Taiwan Consensus will result in losing Taiwan. 

If Taiwan is lost to China, it would be a disaster to the humanity and democracy.  Also, losing Taiwan to China also means the US will lose a strategic stronghold in West Pacific.

Andre C. ChangPh.D.
San Clemente, CA