Ahead of the first anniversary of China's passage of the "Anti-Secession" Law on March 14, the Cabinet designated the day as a national remembrance day -- "Anti-Aggression Day" -- to remind the people of Taiwan of China's aggressive ambitions.
Meanwhile, in China, where the National People's Congress (NPC) was convening, NPC member Chen Yunying (
If China really did that, it would be the best thing that could happen, since protecting the interests of their Taiwanese compatriots is the exact opposite of committing aggression against Taiwan. Their Taiwanese compatriots are apparently still so poor that they are forced to eat banana peels to feed themselves, and that is why China needs to "protect" Taiwan by annexing it. Small wonder that Chen's husband had to swim from Kinmen to China to find food.
To commemorate this anniversary, some people in Taiwan claim that China is opposing Taiwanese independence rather than promoting unification. This claim ignores China's greedy and aggressive ambitions, and in fact helps make China look good. At the same time, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (
So is it true that China is not promoting unification?
First of all, the "united front" strategy was one of Mao Zedong's (
I have heard nothing about them abolishing this department, nor have China's hired overseas organizations changed their activities from "opposing independence and promoting unification" to "preventing independence."
Nor have I heard any Chinese officials announce any strategic changes.
Second, China's defense expenditures will increase by 14.7 percent this year. This is the largest annual increase in recent years -- and that still doesn't include other, hidden spending.
Meanwhile, in addition to the annual rise in the number of missiles it has aimed at Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army has announced that it will begin developing aircraft carriers.
From the perspective of military strength, those who talk about preventing independence must be asked where they draw the line between preventing independence and promoting unification.
Third, toward the end of his stint as KMT chairman, Lien Chan (
Can it really be that cooperation between the KMT and the CCP has reached the level where the KMT relieves the CCP of its task to promote unification and takes it upon itself to perform this task instead?
This being the situation, we must ask whether certain KMT politicians have already taken up positions as CCP spokespersons and are working to explain CCP strategy.