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Monday, April 25, 2005

Bring the noise

I must admit that the reason I haven't written anything for the past three weeks is that I really don't know what to think. It's time for all this damned silence to end.

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party has been virtually silent on the matter since KMT vice-chairman P.K. Chiang (Chiang Pin-kun) returned from his trip to China. The trip came on the heels of China's passage of an "anti-secession" law (a misnomer, since Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China, but that's their official translation) and at the same time that a million or so people were taking to the streets of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, in protest of China's law which threatened to use "non-peaceful means" to take over Taiwan.

Now, KMT chairman Lien Chan, the crybaby sore loser of last year's presidential election in Taiwan, is getting ready to go to China this Tuesday for a meeting with Chinese president Hu Jintao. Lien's crybaby sore loser running mate James Soong is also scheduled to separately visit China sometime in May.

WTF?! The people of Taiwan spoke loudly and clearly on March 26, 2005, but the DPP failed to counter the spin on the attendance figures. The main blogs set up to promote the rally died either that day or the very next. No pictures, personal stories, news coverage of the event, letters to the editor... nothing.

We did our part, now do yours!
The DPP needs to say loudly and clearly -- not just to the people of Taiwan, but especially to the international community -- exactly what the laws are regarding such visits and what the consequences will be if anybody breaks them!

Unfortunately, the comments that are coming out of the DPP government regarding these visits to China are so weak they make me want to vomit. Are they afraid that if they simply enforce the law in order to protect Taiwan's sovereignty that people will equate this with the martial law of the KMT regime?

The least I can do
While I won't be able to make it to the airport on Tuesday to protest Lien Chan's trip, I offer these images for anyone who can be there to hold up and taunt Lien with:

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It would be nice to get these images in front of the TV cameras for both domestic and international audiences.
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