I am writing in response to a story by Ko Shu-ling ("Abolition of NUC no big deal: experts," Feb. 26, page 3).
I am an American expat living in Taiwan. I haven't been here long, and I certainly haven't dabbled much in Taiwanese politics, but after reading this article the truth behind the abolition of the NUC is very clear to me. It is purely a self-serving political move by President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁).
Members of the Democratic Progressive Party make it easy for everyone to reach this conclusion. For example, Senior Adviser to the President Peng Ming-min (
But yet, at the end of your article, yet another senior adviser, Wu Li-pei (
At the beginning of your article you state that "many people feel that critics [of the abolition] have overreacted." After reading this article, I don't think they've shouted loud enough.