Even if the economy does not suddenly collapse, the day when it will start to steeply decline is not far away.
However, Ma is only concerned with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairmanship elections and his own power.
He is unwilling to confront the crisis facing the nation and the risk that the economy could collapse. He seems to think that as long as he can get through his last term in office, he will be able to shirk responsibility for any future problems.
Because the Constitution designates the president the nation’s leader, until Ma is willing to take on the responsibility of carrying out necessary reforms, Taiwan’s future seems very bleak.
Translated by Drew Cameron