Passwords inspire people to think hard, since ancient times, one’s mind is always unpredictable. First listen to their words and look at their actions, then we can clearly read his mind.
In the old days one entering or returning to a military base he served would need a password to go through sentry checkup. Now, username and password are used in our daily life, required to log in an account to protect the network operating systems, mobile phones, gym devices, ATM and even our own personal computer.
The password concept is also applied in politics known as passphrase. A while ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping (習近平) said two sides of the strait are as dear as one family, they are life community. The flattering guy such as Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) constantly rephrased it and it became his political id in Taiwan.
Beyond security check, passphrase also discloses one’s intention toward a particular subject. While Xi referred the cross-straits are as close as one family he meant his brothers, sisters or even kids married they are not allowed to have their own family but one family under his control. He simply lives in an old mentality not knowing no more multi-generations in one house, no wonder he could not wait to lift the term limit of his presidency.
Since Xi ascended to power in 2012, he hardly could not wait immediately vowed to crack down on corruption, then he took political control of the military to an extent that exceeds what Mao and Deng have done. He launched “one lead one road” known “as one belt one road” means to lead the world one by one to show off his power.
In order to compete with President Trump’s “Make America great again”, Xi presented “Amazing China” a propaganda film in name of “Li hai le, wo de guo” to make China great again. But soon after ZTE corporation was fined a total of US$1.19 billion by the US Department of Commerce and banned US companies from providing exports to ZTE for seven years to prevent ZTE from producing devices with Qualcomm processors, nor certified Android devices with Google Mobile Services software, the rising of China has been defeated and the amazing China simply can’t stand a heavy hit by the US.
Ko echoed Xi because he is a diehard believer of Mao Zedong (毛澤東). He allows China’s five stars flag flying all over in Taipei but restricted any Taiwan flag to enter Taipei 2017 Universiade. While he gave order to tear down the booth of Referendum for Taiwan Alliance, he said a country cannot do so completely without order law is for people to follow not just for reference. But, when the military veterans’ group 800 Heroes outraged assaulted, injured 68 police officers and 16 journalists he had no action at all. What a double standard guy! To him Taipei value is Taiwan value to kowtow Xi’s empire.
Taiwan-China one family relation promoted by both Xi and Ko is totally unacceptable by Taiwan people because it is not true neither have any legal document supported it. Taiwan is not part of China since Qing emperor ceded to Japan in perpetuity and full sovereignty of Formosa and the Pescadores Group under the Shimonoseki Treaty signed on 17 April 1895.
Historically, whenever the Korean peninsula turmoil Taiwan suffered. The first Sino-Japanese War was fought over influence of Korea. It ended up Taiwan and Penghu ceded to Japan. After WWII and Korean War broke out, Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) military occupied Taiwan-Penghu, it ended up Japan renounced all right, title and claim to Formosa and the Pescadores and CKS/KMT/ROC continued to stay in Taiwan. Accordingly, the self-determination rights of Taiwan people have been pushed off.
Now, Korean peninsula has been again becoming focus of world. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un issued a declaration on “the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.” at their summit on April 27. They agreed in this year seeking a permanent end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. President Donald Trump will also have a summit with Kim in May or June. Will Taiwan again become the scapegoat of their summits? No, not.
Why? Taiwan people have already awakened to face closely their own future. April 22, there were tens of thousands joined march led by DPP legislator and Taipei mayoral hopeful Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) to defend Taiwan value under the head line banner “Safeguard Taiwan value, Develop the capital city”.
April 28 marks the 66th anniversary of the San Francisco Peace Treaty effective date. It is time for Taiwan people to claim the legal status of Taiwan, let’s look positively to the Taiwan Travel Act and flip over Chinese Taipei into Taiwan Taipei.
Will it be possible Taiwan and China having a peace talk after South and North Koreas summit? Before going any further, Taiwan-China relation is very different to South and North Korea’s, because Taiwan is not part of China. There is simply no legal document can proof that China owns the sovereignty. Yes, it is more than welcome to see Taiwan and China have a talk or dialogue for peace not for unification.
The passphrase of Taiwan to enter international organizations such as WHO and UN is Taiwan, not Chinese Taipei nor ROC. Taiwan should return ROC to China and Chinese people. Let Taiwan be Taiwan. Those who still dream of the cross-straits are one family must go to history.