All right-thinking decent people in this part of the world are experiencing a glow of satisfaction following the results of Taiwan’s election on Saturday. It is hard to choose which commentary on Tsai Ing Wen’s victory gives greatest pleasure.
I rather like this…
Some western officials showed their eagerness of continuing using “Taiwan card” as a way of containing the rise of the mainland by praising the elections “as vibrant democracy,” and even lauded Tsai for seeking so-called stability with the mainland … [Pompeo, etc] UK Foreign Office also lauded that the elections “are testament to Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.” … The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday expressed strong opposition to Western officials congratulating the reelected regional leader, saying such behavior violated the one-China principle.
There’s the from-a-different-planet view…
The one-China principle is widely known to the world and has a strong moral foundation.
…and the ever-popular ranting mouth-froth diatribe…
As people of insight and the media on the island have said, this is obviously not a normal election. Tsai and the DPP used dirty tactics such as cheating, repression and intimidation to get votes, fully exposing their selfish, greedy and evil nature … This temporary counter-current is just a bubble under the tide of the times.
Zhu Songling, a professor at Beijing Union University’s Institute of Taiwan Studies, said the DPP had done a lot in the election campaign to create cross-Straits tensions …. [he] said the violence by protesters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recent months was also used by the DPP as a weapon against the mainland for political benefit in the election.
And the really heart-warming Panda-tantrum-as-veiled-threat-by-whiny-sore-loser stuff, like this…
“The ball is always in our court,” Song [Luzheng, expert at the China Institute of Fudan University in Shanghai] said, noting that Taiwan regional leader and politicians should thoroughly take into consideration potential risks before brazenly provoking the mainland.
“The fact that the Chinese mainland is getting increasingly stronger and the Taiwan island is getting weaker is an inevitable reality,” added the Global Times.
Perhaps best of all is the Hong Kong Cat Society, which congratulates Taiwan’s felines and urges the local ones to follow their example and put their human ‘slaves’ in power via universal suffrage.
The problem is all those self righteous, pompous, black shoe-polished-hair windbag “academics” and “experts” in the mainland don’t raise cats (much less care about or love anything in their lives other than their own think tank or professorial positions to pontificate about shit)!
Perhaps the most amusing of all are the (quickly disappeared) comments of confused Mainland readers going “Wait, how did this happen? What aren’t they telling us? Why did we lose again?”
Curious that pro BJ voters live furthest way from the Mainland, physically:
Hilarious. I must hand it to the Global Times: they have finally achieved self-parody.
I’m surprised we didn’t hear from Reactionary #4 before the election, advising Taiwanese voters to succumb to mainland pressure, vote KMT and wait patiently to be assimilated into a brutal dictatorship they’ve never been part of.
@Din Gao: Yes…curious the KMT mass voters are way out in aboriginal areas and places populated by inbred rubes. Seems like same tactics used by HK’s United Front gang with enticements of cooking oil, box lunches and small gratuities in exchange for votes.
I often wonder if they believe that nonsense themselves, surely they know it is drivel to please the bosses. Maybe the childish language gives it away, this can’t be serious.
In her victory speech does President Tsai thank the Hong Kong Protesters or President Xi (or both ?) for her lop sided victory ?
@Din Gao Indigenous Taiwanese and Hakka areas, in the main – reflecting the fact that at its origin, DPP was a bit of a ‘nativist’ Minnan ethno-centric thing.
@Stephen – I saw a news report somewhere by a Hong Kong reporter who said he asked her if Xi helped her win; she just smiled in response.
@Stephen: no, just Carrie and Hong Kong’s Finest.
Well, the elections in Free China have been held and HK has a new talking head in the liaison office.
An outbreak of a new virus over the CNY holidays because the mainland government, in all its glory, prohibits news coverage of the crisis in the name of ‘stopping the spread of rumours’?
The barring of a few more respected personalities from international human rights organizations, which are then blamed for the past 7 months of protests here?
My prediction: catastrophe as Art Basel is shut down due to the participating galleries using dirty tactics such as cheating, repression and intimidation to sell mediocre works, fully exposing their selfish, greedy and evil nature.
That wouldn’t be the same Beijing Union University ranked 2086th in the world, would it? Why, yes it would.
It was all the lying that did in the Soviets. China is heading in the same direction.
“Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Beijing based Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council”
“the director of the nonofficial American Institute in Taiwan”
Titles really seem to matter.