[quote=“Mr He”]Oh, so if you want to get a reputation as a good KMT pol, you just shut up and keep a low profile.
I like that.[/quote]
He doesn’t, however, keep a low profile overseas. He’s constantly making trips to address international conferences, think tanks, and influential audiences around the round, bolstering Taiwan’s trade connections, spreading understanding of Taiwan’s situation, and eliciting support for Taiwan’s outward endeavours, especially its efforts to put cross-strait relations into more favourable shape. He’s probably more active, and more effective, in this regard than any other Taiwanese politician of any stripe.
He also takes his job of economic adviser very seriously, and works very hard in the national cause without making a song and dance of it.
But you’re quite right: if other pan-blue leaders, and some of their pan-green counterparts, would spend less time putting on a noisy show for the media and more time quietly applying themselves to serving Taiwan’s best interests, it certainly would be a cause for wonder and celebration.