Shigeru Oda, who served as a judge in the International Court of Justice, has repeatedly stressed that Taiwan is not part of China. According to international law, the PRC cannot attack Taiwan. Let’s stop hammering Ma and instead let’s hope that our fellow Taiwanese will quickly wake up.
Also, we want to see our president, whose hand was raised by former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), proclaim loudly that he is a “New Taiwanese.” Also, let’s hope he can release former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as soon as possible, make a clean cut from the ROC concept and Taiwan, and build a great country with fellow Taiwanese.
Let’s hope that we can all make a combined effort to create a country that responds to public opinion with a good system of government that benefits the people. It is only by doing this that we can enjoy a happy, joyful life.
Yang Liu Hsiu-hua is chairperson of the International Cultural Foundation.