However, things change. Last year, the ECFA deceit still had not been exposed, but this year, the service trade agreement scam has met with disaster because of the ECFA calamity and the failure of the “golden cross” prediction.
This has been a major blow to the government, but for the general public the sharp decrease in economic growth and the rise in unemployment, while painful, may be blessings in disguise if they help people recognize these scams, block the service trade agreement from being passed and allow the economy to return to the proper path to internationalization.
Huang Tien-lin is a former national policy adviser.
Translated by Perry Svensson