What’s Around Taiwan

12 Dec

1. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201112090023

Lai Chung-chiang, head of the Cross-Strait Alliance Watch, said that during the Dec. 3 televised candidates’ debate, Ma criticized Tsai’s Taiwan consensus as relying too much on democratic procedures. However, Lai went on, Ma should be aware that “democratic procedures should not be omitted” when dealing with cross-strait issues.


Outrageously Ridiculous! If Taiwan consensus did NOT rely much on democratic procedures, what on the earth should it rely on?! *shrug*

2. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aIPL&TNo=&ID=201112090021

Taiwan will soon become a candidate country to be given visa waiver privileges by the United States as most of the necessary procedures have been completed, said Taiwan’s chief representative to the U.S. on Friday.

The final step to be fulfilled before Taiwan can be considered for the visa waiver program is to sign an agreement on Preventing and Combating Serious Crime (PCSC), said Jason Yuan, who heads the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. (TECRO).


I don’t care if the U.S. will grant Taiwan visa-waiver programs that much but would you, HONG KONG, p-l-e-a-s-e offer us the privileges?! *Puss-in-Boots’ eager loving look*~ 😛

3. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aIPL&ID=201112080049

The Ministry of Justice has sent a letter of protest to the Chinese government for not informing Taiwanese authorities of Chen’s arrest as required under a 2009 cross-strait agreement on joint crackdown on crimes, according to a MAC official.


Since China doesn’t abide by what’s so ever agreed cross strait, why, accordingly, has President Ma Ying-jiu been so confident and loyal to what’s so called 1992 Consensus if such a thing ever exists. *shrugged*

4. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aIPL&TNo=&ID=201112110022

The number of fraud cases has dropped significantly since the two sides of the Taiwan Strait signed an agreement on cracking down on crime, the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Saturday.
MAC Minister Shin-yuan said in an interview with a local radio station that since the signing of the agreement on mutual judicial assistance to jointly crack down on crime in 2009, people’s property has been better protected.


Comparing news #3 and this one, what do you think?

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