Are the protests justified?
- Not justified?
- A personal vendetta or attempt to get VIP treatment?
What is it with Taiwanese politicians and their incessant whining?
First it is Annette Lu and how Boeing is treating her “unfairly” and now this joker from the KMT is protesting outside the Austrian Trade Office regarding visa requirements.
I remember talking with the CEO of an airline and he said the only way to deal with the Taiwanese is never to apologize and ignore them, the more attention you pay to them the louder and more frequent the protests become. It is for this reason that I am glad the Austrian official did not come out to take the protest letter and why are the media covering what essentially is a private dispute. The KMT legislator is only there because he thinks Austria’s policies are not “fair.”
Before the Taiwanese used to protest at every occasion, refusing to get off planes for weather related delays or whatever, demanding compensation. It was only when a group tried to pull a similar stunt from Bangkok to Taipei that the CEO told the pilot to return to Bangkok and kick all the protesters off that these ridiculous money grubbing stunts ended.
The Taiwanese were often angry because they did not get the respect they felt they deserved, but having flown in and out of this country for 20 years, I do recall the early years when the Taiwanese were some of the most loutish, poorly behaved travelers that I have ever seen. Pushing, shoving, grabbing. It was ridiculous. I have seen stewardesses reduced to tears because of their behavior. Okay, now they are better but these memories last and they cannot expect the world to suddenly forget all the past 15 years just because they are well behaved the last five. Ditto for these visa requirements. Why do you think countries have them? It may be because a lot of Taiwanese used to overstay their visas before.
Ditto with the US. How many Taiwanese women go to the US to have babies in US hospitals every year knowing that their children will automatically become US citizens? Everyone knows about these things and laughs about how “clever” the Taiwanese are, but then they get angry when rules or regulations are placed on them to try to stop these kinds of stunts.
And WHY HASN’T DIANE LEE (PFP) RESIGNED YET? WHERE IS THE NEWSPAPER COVERAGE ON HER FOR NOT HAVING RESIGNED AS SHE CLAIMED SHE WOULD IF WRONG ABOUT THE HEALTH MINISTER LICKING SOMEONE’S EAR?