A syndicated columnist in the USA, John C. Bersia, writing for the Orlando Sentinel and the Knight Ridder chain, and published here in the Taiwan News, had an interesting comment today. What do you think?
“With the right attention, encouragement and engagement by the USA [and other countries], China could expand its economic progress, evolve into a big Taiwan that would not require more than a single “system” and embrace a new era of respect for human rights.”
He teaches at Central Florida University and a won a Pulitzer for editorial writing in 2000.
Earlier in the same essay, he wrote: “Popular pressure, accompanied by further unraveling of Communist Party influence, could propel changes along the lines of what happened in Taiwan as it moved from an authoritarian [Chinese] system to a democratic [Chinese] one in recent years.”
Is this guy on to something or is he deluded?