The DPP made the news last week with party whip Ker Chien-ming calling for the party to "freeze" its independence plank if it wants to return to power. This proposal was greeted with unicorns and rainbows by Beijing, and summarily rejected by the DPP.
What a coincidence, eh? That's the same Ker who was the subject of KMT Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's alleged influence peddling. That MaWangMess focused on Ma's bizarre attempt to oust Wang, and Ker was sort of ignored with the media and political junkies riveted by the spectacle of Ma suffering abject defeat. No mud landed on him.
Now Ker is coming out with the weird idea of "freezing" independence. Payback for a favor? I'm sure it is all just a coincidence.
- Some US analysts fear Taiwan too close to Beijing. The Administration's TPP-based strategy is a US corporate giveaway and everyone in the region knows it, stupid, self-defeating, exploitative. Washington would win lots more friends if it simply followed the advice to work on a straightforward military agreement with the smaller nations. But then the Obama Administration is a total corporate-owned failure...
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