Everyone should understand clearly that the “majority violence” being used to push the service trade agreement through the legislature is by no means the end point. It is much more likely to be the starting point that will lead to a series of crisis-inducing policies being forced through, including the commissioning of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant and arranging a meeting between Ma and Xi with political statements being made about cross-strait relations.
If action is not taken now and people wait until Taiwan is hit by one crisis after another, it will be too late to do anything about it.
Yen Chueh-an is a professor at National Taiwan University’s College of Law.
Translated by Julian Clegg