2014年3月19日 星期三

TAIWAN, NOT FOR SALE

Politically and Economically Forced by China? Taiwan's governing party eagerly forces to sign Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services with China.
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The legislator from Taiwan’s governing party KMT Ching-Chung Chang (張慶忠) as the Internal Affairs committee, self-declared and announced today (the 17th) to Taiwan Parliament (Legislative Yuan), "Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services" (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") reviewed for more than three-month period, has been deemed by law to review and has submitted to the Legislature vote. The governing party KMT had previously claimed that the decision would be correspondent to consultative discussions, respect the consultation conclusions by reviewing one by one, list by list. However, Chang skipped the reading process entirely today, and the international “Agreement” has been degraded straight as an executive order, and the deliberation has been deemed as already finished and deliberated.

The international “agreement” with unsafe and injustice between Taiwan and China

The “agreement”, regarding to the service and trade sectors, was signed on September 2013 under the framework of ECFA to improve the freedom of the service market between Taiwan and China. Without the assessment of impacts, KMT agreed with the opening of 64 categories of industries from China, which is possible to have negative impacts on the right of enterprises and labors from Taiwan. The opened sectors include transportation industry (aviation, shipping and land transportation) which has potential to bring the risk of national security of Taiwan, as well as the industry of communication (internet and information service), advertising and telecom that may influence the freedom of speech in Taiwan. Also, if China controls the routes of Taiwan’s printing industry and retail sector, the freedom of press will be under threaten.In addition, the “agreement” was signed under an unfair investment condition. For example, Chinese can invested immigrate to Taiwan with about 230 thousands EUR, and no any other restriction about the investment from China to Taiwan’s market. On the other hand, the “agreement” was set with lots of restricted condition and obstacles, like restricted in specific places or items, for Taiwan’s companies to enter the market of China, and these companies have to follow all the regulation and potential rules from China. This agreement may have benefit for huge companies but sacrifice the right of companies with small and middle scale.

The undemocratic and injustice “agreement" between Taiwan and China


On 20th, June 2013, Taiwan KMT government and the government of China signed the agreement without having a thorough discussion with professional scholars or concerning industry insiders. On the 25th, the two major parties (KMT and DPP) agreed to examine the details of the agreement list by list and in September they decided to open 16 extra public hearings. The ruling party KMT held 8 public hearings within three days (30th Sep -2nd Oct) and did not have any direct responses to the questions and advices of the scholars on site. The content of the "agreement" has not been modified by the government by far as well.

Legislator Chang Ching-Chung(張慶忠) declared in the last hearing on 10th March, 2014 according to the related Act, this police that will shatter the economy system of Taiwan has been considered "reviewed" since the examination of it has not been finished by the Legislator Yuan within three months. The opposite party DPP arranged the review procedure of the Internal Administration Committee on the details of content of the "agreement”, which is scheduled on 12th and 13th, after the hearing that day. The Legislator Chen, Chi-Mai(陳其邁) from the DPP party was assigned as the chief of the committee; However, the whole procedure was intervened by the legislators of KMT party by taking away his microphone and sign-up sheet; thus, the examination was not able to initiate that day. In addition, the KMT party held a review meeting of the "agreement" on 17th. While the legislators of the DPP party was trying to take down the podium, legislator Chang Ching-Chung(張慶忠) of the KMT party who was the chief of this committee announced at the corner of the conference hall :"The number of the present persons is 52, reaching the legal number required, this meeting starts right now. Proceed to discussion. The "agreement" has exceeded the limits of three months and could be seen as "reviewed" according to concerning regulations. It will be sent to the related Yuan for documental filing. Dismissed" The whole procedure had only lasted for 30 seconds then the "agreement" was considered reviewed and would be sent to the Legislator Yuan for voting process. Upon this incident, the spokesman of the Executive Yuan of Taiwan, Sun, Li-Chun (孫立群) indicated that "We respect the decision of the Legislator Yuan and profoundly appreciate the endeavour of the Joint Committee of Legislator Yuan and legislator Chang, Ching-Chung".

China Pushes Political Agenda with Economic Approach, Threatening Taiwan’s Democracy

Taiwan Parliament (Legislative Yuan) is currently and strongly under the governing party KMT’s control, with a stable majority and main political power. Should the deliberation be seen as completed, such Agreement will be enforced, and Taiwan will inevitably be under the risk of China’s interference, economically as well as politically.

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