Any such agreement would lock Taiwan into some form of “eventual unification” framework, or at least take relations between Taiwan and China to a point of no return, and this is precisely what Ma has been trying to do all along.
On this front, King’s appointment as representative to the US could very well be aimed at getting the US not to obstruct Ma’s plan, or even to accept it.
The government may well do other things aimed at paving the way to the same end, such as amending the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (臺灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例).
Taiwanese should be deeply concerned about any such development.
Translated by Drew Cameron