台灣社會在蔡英文的調度下，成功地克服武漢肺炎，我們防疫國家團隊的表現，獲得全球世人尊敬與讚賞。我們更在行有餘力時，不忘回饋國際社會，向全球有需要的國家與人民，提供服務；台灣能幫助、台灣即時幫Taiwan Can Help, Taiwan Is Helping更是讓所有台灣人都與有榮焉。事實證明，台灣是拿得出來，可以獨當一面，走得出去，也自己能站起來，而且還能在世上發熱發光。蔡英文說：「這次疫情對全球的衝擊既深又廣，它改變了全球政治經濟的秩序，不僅加速、加大了全球供應鏈的重組，重新排列了經濟板塊，也改變了人們的生活和消費型態，甚至也改變了國際社會對台灣和周邊情勢的想像。」沒錯，危機就是轉機，只要我們時時警惕、超前部署，必能掌握時局、與時俱進。
The older generation of Taiwanese advised their absent children, be cautious in everything, always be alerted, beware of villains, thoughtfully plan from beginning to the end, and work carefully to avoid serious mistakes. Fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s steady deployment of plague prevention turned itself a model that the international community praised as the safest and most beautiful country in the world. They all referred Taiwan as a nation, and made worldwide Taiwanese are all proud of it. But May 20 watched the inauguration ceremony of President Tsai Ing-wen, it was a mixed feeling and made me speechless. This is the moment Taiwanese with the highest sense of self-determination but ended up with kowtowing to Sun Yat-sen’s portrait and alleging to the Constitution represented nobody. Why didn’t it make people cry without tears?
Tsai Ing-wen and William Lai were sworn in as the 15th President and VP of the ROC in front of Sun’s portrait on May 20th. They rise hands respectively and proclaim “I swear with sincere to the people, follow the Constitution, devote to duty, promote people’s welfare, protect the nation and unburden people’s trust. If I violate the oath, I will receive the severe sanction of the nation.” After swear in, they moved to Taipei Hotel and gave an inaugural speech.
Welcome to guide Taiwan stories
Tsai Ing-wen said: “This inauguration ceremony is unique in the history of the ROC. Over the past 70 years, the ROC Taiwan has grown more resilient and unified through countless challenges. We have resisted the pressure of aggression and annexation. We have made the transition from authoritarianism to democracy. Although we were once isolated in the world, we have always persisted in the values of democracy and freedom, no matter the challenges ahead of us. We will always remain committed to our common belief: Taiwan must help ourselves to help others, and when we help ourselves, others will help us. We, the 23 million people, have always been and will always be a community with a shared destiny. I ask that the 23 million people of Taiwan act as our guides and partners. Let us pool our wisdom and courage and make this country a better place together.”
PRC has nothing relates to Taiwan
Since President Tsai’s public call brainstorm for the future of Taiwan relies on every Taiwanese, so let me also share my view of point to talk about Taiwan story. Carrying the ROC Constitution, which 1.4 billion Chinese do not agree with, swore to the 23 million Taiwan people and the portrait of SYS to take up the post of presidential installation elected by Taiwan voters, what kind of logic science that really makes people a bit confused in time and space. Because Mr. Sun died on March 12, 1925, it has been more than 95 years now. Besides, he has nothing to do with the ROC in the past 70 years. If it is necessary to say that there is, it refers to the ROC founded in 1912. But the international community said that ROC had been replaced by the PRC in 1949. Legally, the ROC after 1949, the UN recognized it had officially succeeded by PRC under Resolution 2758 passed on October 25, 1971, authorized it as the only legal government of China, but it has nothing to do with Taiwan and Taiwan people.
Ruled by authoritarian but is not of China
There were more than 41 national leaders delivered message to congratulate President Tsai Ing-wen on taking office. Among them, the one from US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is the most remarkable. He tweet “Congratulations to Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on the commencement of your second-term as Taiwan’s President. Taiwan’s vibrant democracy is an inspiration to the region and the world. With President Tsai at the helm, our partnership with Taiwan will continue to flourish.” Yes, she was directly elected by Taiwan people shall be the President of Taiwan not ROC, for not clear in representative. None really know it represents China or Taiwan? Represent China, no way. If it represents Taiwan, then why mentioned Sun? Still missing the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Mongolia and Central Plains? It is nothing but fantasy.
What reassuring is that President Tsai announced at the ceremony that the Legislative Yuan is about to establish a constitutional amendment committee to provide a platform for various constitutional reform issues concerning the government system and people’s rights to be fully discussed and reached consensus. Taiwan does have the smartest and most diligent people in the world, but it has been bound by the most absurd legal system in the world for many years. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of former President Lee Teng-hui and other pioneers, the life-long national assemblymen and commissioned elections were finally eliminated. The re-election of Congress, direct election of the President, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of publication, and social democracy enjoyed by Taiwan people today are due to predecessors’ efforts sacrificed their lives, blood, and tears, but juxtaposing it with past authority, it's out of place, unpleasant, and difficult to accept.
Reform pragmatically then participate in international
Thanks to Tsai’s operation successfully overcome the COID-19 pandemic, her national team of virus prevention earned worldwide applauds and respects. When we are in safe condition, not hesitate to extend help to those countries and people who need indeed around the world; Taiwan can help and Taiwan is helping. It provides the worldwide Taiwanese with a sense of pride. It proves Taiwan can stand well alone and shinning in the world. Tsai said: “The pandemic has profoundly affected our world. It has changed the global political and economic order, accelerated and expanded the reorganization of global supply chains, restructured the global economy, and changed the way we live and shop. It has even changed the way the international community views Taiwan and developments in the surrounding region.” Yes, the crisis is always coming with opportunity, as long as we are vigilant and plan ahead, we will be able to grasp the current situation and keep pace with the times.
President Tsai also said: “Over the past four years, we have pushed for national defense reforms, active international participation, and peaceful, stable cross-strait relations. We hope that Taiwan can play a more active role in the peace, stability, and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. In the next four years, the direction of our policies will remain the same, and we will do even more. We will continue to fight for our participation in international organizations, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with our allies, and bolster ties with the US, Japan Europe, and other like-minded countries.” The first step to participate in international affairs is to identify oneself. If we always tie with the long-standing unrealistic laws and constitutions, and repeatedly take virtual sovereignty and the ROC, then we will never get there. Because UN Resolution 2758 has been completely handed it over to PRC for succession, unless history is rewritten, is it possible?
Legal Theory on National Sovereignty
Besides, who exactly do we want to represent, what do we want to fight for, is Taiwan capable of representing China, and are 23 million Taiwanese eligible to represent 1.4 billion Chinese? It is really inexplicable, what is the legal basis of the ROC? Can it come up with any international treaty or legal document that holds Taiwan’s territorial sovereignty? When does the Japanese government transfer Taiwan sovereignty to ROC in accordance with that peace treaty? It is important to know that Popular Sovereignty is not equivalent to National Sovereignty or Territorial Sovereignty required by international organizations. What Taiwan society possesses and enjoys today is the popular sovereignty, which is the basic human right of the group entity, but we have not really possessed Taiwan’s territorial sovereignty, which requires legal procedures to obtain it. Simply speaking, Taiwanese society has not yet formed a Taiwanese government that truly represents the people of Taiwan. It is not the ROC that represents both China and Taiwan. It is impossible for the international community to let it have Taiwan’s territorial sovereignty. How dangerous it is will be inherited by the PRCC.
We will not accept the Beijing authorities to use "one country, two systems" to dwarf Taiwan and undermine the status quo in the Taiwan Strait. This is our unswerving principle. Yes, get the point, Taiwan is not part of China. But the implication seems to emphasize that the ROC should seek equal standing with the PRC to develop peace, parity, democracy and dialogue. It seems that Tsai government team fully agrees with the status quo of Taiwan today, is the endgame of the China Civil war, not the American unfinished business in the West Pacific after WWII. This not only disregarded the legal theory of the international community, but also disappointed their eager expectation of Taiwan State. Tsai government hasn’t touched the legal theory of Taiwan at all, which is regrettable. I do not know if it is unbelief, disapproval, or disapproval, but it is the only way for Taiwan to participate in international organizations. Taiwan is really not ROC nor ROC Taiwan. Taiwan is Taiwan. However, President Tsai mentioned in the speech she will leave us with a better country, what kind of country do you think it will be? Is it possible that we will see it in four years? And let us wait and see.