Taiwan legislator breaks new ground

I’m sure there are more creative titles out there, but I’m just amazed a new low has been set in the “defense of Taiwanese democracy” (and sovereignty).

Taiwan deputy halts vote by chomping China proposal (Tue May 30, 2006)

[quote]Pandemonium broke out in Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday when deputies attacked a woman colleague for snatching and trying to eat a proposal on opening direct transport links with China in a bid to stop a vote on the issue.

Lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) charged towards the podium and protested noisily to prevent the review of an opposition proposal seeking an end to decades-old curbs on direct air and shipping links with China.

Amid the chaos, DPP deputy Wang Shu-hui snatched the written proposal from an opposition legislator and shoved it into her mouth, television news footage showed.

Wang later spat out the document and tore it up after opposition lawmakers failed to get her to cough it up by pulling her hair.

During the melee, another DPP woman legislator, Chuang Ho-tzu, spat at an opposition colleague.

“She spat saliva,” yelled Hung Hsiu-chu of the main opposition Nationalist Party.

It was the third time filibustering by the DPP had prevented a vote on the proposed revisions.[/quote]

DPP, the party that stands for Democratic Professional Party? NOT!!

It amazed me this happened after Ma sayd that in a fist fight the KMT wouldn’t loose (they know the mob they have over there)… and still that woman could go there, grab the paper and shoved it in her mouth - this would make a great hollywood movie.

This will forever endure in the book of memories, but no one can say that she didn’t use all she could to go against the bill… of course, that is not much democratic, is it?

And about the “Professional”, any cheezy company will also put that word in their portfolio, so when you see it, ignore it, even if it only has one “s”.

This DPP legislator Wang Shu-hui was the one who seemed proud of her violence in this article:

taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ … 2003253207

“Arrest me if you can since I’m more violent than Lin and Chau,” DPP Legislator Wang Shu-hui (王淑慧) said"

that’s just typical. eating a legislative proposal may be disgusting but not particularly violent, and by legislative yuan standards about as violent as little Jane in my 3rd semester class. she really needs to be called out for that comment.

[quote]A male DPP legislator threw water at KMT counterpart Hung Hsiu-chu, and a female DPP member spat at her, with an angry Ms Hung retaliating by pulling her opponent’s hair. The most dramatic incident saw DPP legislator Wang Shu-hui snatch and chew a paper proposal that PFP legislator Ko Shu-min tried to hand to Mr Wang calling for an end to discussion of the bill so as to call a vote. “Give it back to me,” Ms Ko shouted as Ms Wang chewed her note. She later fled to a corner of the chamber and spat it out. [/quote] :laughing:

china.scmp.com/chitoday/ZZZIS6UCSNE.html

I think I’m jaded now. Because if the meeting went without incident I would be shocked.

I remember my first poli sci prof { way back in the mid-80’s}, with much glee, showing scenes such as these . The fact that the song remains the same, is a sorry & shite state of affairs!

How can anyone expect that the “Made in Taiwan” version of democracy is to be treated any different by the international community, when events like this continue to occur?

Is this democracy or mobocracy. Either way, I am getting my popcorns ready.

Anyone have clips of this?

In the abstract, I’m all for Taiwan declaring independence, drafting a new constitution and national anthem, creating a new national flag, and so forth, although I recognize that might not be wise in reality, if it were even possible.

But I can’t understand why any idiot would oppose direct links with China. Yes, I understand that they’re afraid to get too cozy, afraid one thing might lead to another and next thing you know they’re unified, or otherwise afraid China will impose false and humiliating requirements in connection with direct links proposals. But for god’s sake, it’s fucking ridiculous that a million Taiwanese businessmen commuting regularly between their families in Taiwan and their jobs and mistresses in China have to be routed through Hong Kong. Same for tourists. It’s totally stupid and any lawmaker who opposes it is a fool in my opinion, regardless of what color they are.

Mother Theresa, the reason for this has been discussed before. Any move that ameliorates or can be seen as ameliorating the cross straits situation, from either the mainland side or the Taiwan side, must not be allowed to happen – that’s a part of the TI ideology, it just can’t be changed no matter what the actual conditions on the ground are. The kind of extremist TI ideology that has found, by luck, the breathing room in Taiwan politics in recent years simply cannot withstand any additional cross straits exchange. They can’t stand existing links as is – they constantly talk about shutting it down, adding investment restrictions, rolling back the opening up, etc. The DPP has anchored its sinking platform on this one last rope of TI and hanging on are extremist TI/ers. They cuddle and jerk off each other because neither can find warmth elsewhere in Taiwan politics.

Pictures for now

Courtesy of the Australian media – congrats, TW steps onto the international stage thanks to the DPP. Only the DPP gets TW attention, except… it’s always the shameless kind … the DPP doesn’t seem to mind – craves it, in fact, you know, emergency fueling stop diplomacy, etc.

[quote=“Mother Theresa”]In the abstract, I’m all for Taiwan declaring independence, drafting a new constitution and national anthem, creating a new national flag, and so forth, although I recognize that might not be wise in reality, if it were even possible.

But I can’t understand why any idiot would oppose direct links with China. Yes, I understand that they’re afraid to get too cozy, afraid one thing might lead to another and next thing you know they’re unified, or otherwise afraid China will impose false and humiliating requirements in connection with direct links proposals. But for god’s sake, it’s fucking ridiculous that a million Taiwanese businessmen commuting regularly between their families in Taiwan and their jobs and mistresses in China have to be routed through Hong Kong. Same for tourists. It’s totally stupid and any lawmaker who opposes it is a fool in my opinion, regardless of what color they are.[/quote]I’m ambivilent on the issue, both have pros and cons, it’s up the democratic process to decide. It’s those words in bold that the DPP don’t care about. Right now my ears are being assulted by some politican who cares more about power than the law and my welfare.

I saw numerous replays of this on the telly…those DPP folks are such a class act!..:wanker:'s

I went out with a woman who works for the KMT a few years ago (She was like 180cm tall and gorgeous but that’s beside the point).

I asked her why so many polititians act like elementary school kids in the sandbox and she said that they do it to get attention and become more popular. :loco:

Ms. Wang eats piece of paper and horks a loogie at someone and she is the talk of the town for a while. :s

Crazy.

Or perhaps “hostess” diplomacy is a better description :bravo: :laughing: I wonder if Chen’s entourage stopped at Lucy’s Oarhouse or at one of the many hostess bars during their brief sojourn in Batam. After all, Presidential Office cronies seem to enjoy going to casinos and hostess bars frequently.

For those of you that have never been to Batam, an apt description would be 1/2 industrial park, 1/2 bordello.Wait a minute – that doesn’t sound all that different from parts of Taiwan. :smiling_imp: Maybe they felt homesick. Batam is a great place for a week of raising hell or for setting up business operations (cheaper than Singapore but only a 45 minute boat ride away), but it is a strange choice for a diplomatic stopover. And I would hardly spin a stopoff at the Riau Islands of Indonesia as a triumph. Did the foreign minister plan this stop? :smiling_imp:

1/2 industrial park and 1/2 bordello sounds like so many places in Asia, that it would take a roll of toilet paper to put them all.

Anyway, you can also make a huge list of people who made themselves famous by the worst (but not illegal) methods. This is what the “Show Off” democracy of Taiwan has. Or do you expect something different when the leader of the biggest party in here (and once the “richest in the world”, but I doubt they where ever as rich as the Soviet or Chinese Communist Party), says the words “fist fight” to say he has no fear of the other party? See my sig???