Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Page 8 News List

Editorial: Taiwanese call for help

Taiwanese gave Ma and the KMT a strong mandate in 2008 partly because they had witnessed a divided government’s inability to move the country forward between 2000 and 2008, when the DPP was in power. The last thing on their mind in 2008 was the creation of the nominally democratic authoritarian administration that we see today.

That was why the implications of the international appeals were noteworthy: Because they serve as a warning to Taiwanese about the state of democracy in Taiwan and to the international community about the desperation of the public’s longing to be heard.

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