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DPP upholds values, misses reality

By Hsu Szu-chien 徐斯儉

The DPP’s report is to be commended for standing firm on the values of democracy and human rights, but Su, his team and all the other teams in the pan-green camp will also have to present more concrete policy plans than this, by which to safeguard Taiwan’s social-democratic values. If they avoid dealing with the realities, they will not even be able to run the first mile, but if they shed their ideals, then the route of the last mile will be set by someone else and it will only lead to humiliation.

Hsu Szu-chien is an associate research fellow at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Political Science and director of National Tsing Hua University’s Center for Contemporary China.

Translated by Julian Clegg

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