[quote=“Satellite TV”]So now you would advocate that all opposition political party leaders start going overseas cutting new deals with foreign governments? What nonsense…
So elected governments are not to be negotiated with… hmmmm :raspberry: :raspberry:
Let’s see of the leader of the US Democrats doesnt hop on a plane and go visit Rasputin oops… I meant Putin in Russia and negotiate the sale of Alaska back to the Russians… that wouldn’t mean much I’m sure [/quote]
Lien Chan, James Soong, or whatever opposition leader goes to China can’t do anything but talk. It’s just talk and political posturing. They can’t “sell out” Taiwan or cut any deals because they are not in a position of authority to do anything or sell anything. Personally, I think they’re shooting themselves in the foot by doing this, but as for it having any impact on the future of Taiwan, I don’t think so. I think it is more likely to hurt the KMT/PFP than Taiwan.
My assumption is that they believe that if they can get the CCP to start making some concessions, like decreasing the number of missles pointed at Taiwan, improving trade/commerce conditions, or something like that, then it will prove their argument that the DPP is inept and not able to get China to sit at the negotiating table. The problem is that the Taiwanese may not see it that way, and may think the KMT is cozying up to Beijing. The average Taiwanese who is not very knowledgeable about how the government works may believe that the KMT or PFP actually have the power to implement any “deals” or “accords” with China.