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Taiwan’s anti-China president wins re-election
Ben McGrath, WSWS, Jan 13 2020

Taiwan re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen to a second, four-year term on Saturday following a campaign in which she focused her attack on Beijing. Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost seats but retained a majority in the legislature, known as the Legislative Yuan. With her victory, Taipei will continue to move closer to Pindostan as Trump intensifies Pindostan’s war drive against China. Tsai defeated her main opponent Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT), receiving 8.17 million votes, 57.13% of the total and a record number for a presidential candidate. Han received 5.52 million votes or 38.61%. James Soong of the People First Party got 4.26% of the vote. Voter turnout was 74.9%. In being re-elected, Tsai rebounded from her party’s heavy losses in the Nov 2018 local elections. At the time, she was hugely unpopular, garnering only a 24.3% approval rating. These factors led to Tsai’s token resignation as head of the DPP. Han emerged as a serious challenger to Tsai after winning the mayoral race in Kaohsiung, a DPP stronghold for 20 years. None of the economic conditions that led to Tsai’s unpopularity a year ago, including high youth unemployment, stagnant wages and a fall in real living standards, have been addressed, nor will they be in her second term.

Tsai exploited events in Hong Kong in order to whip up an anti-China atmosphere and blame Beijing for conditions in Taiwan. In doing so, Tsai indicated her willingness to collaborate in Faschingstein’s war drive in the region while hiding this fact from voters. Dissatisfaction towards the two main establishment parties still exists. The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), formed last August, picked up five seats in the Legislative Yuan, while the DPP lost seven, bringing its total to 61. The KMT gained three seats, rising to 38 in the 113-seat lawmaking body. Independents and smaller parties took the remaining nine seats. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je leads the TPP and is considered a potential presidential contender. He was elected mayor in 2014 as an independent with the backing of the DPP. He won re-election in 2018, but the DPP has distanced itself from Ko as he has tried to strike a more conciliatory approach to Beijing, saying in Jul 2019 that “the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are one family.” During a trip to Faschingstein last March, Ko remarked during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation that Taiwan should be “clinging to Pindostan and Japan while being friendly toward China.” Bonnie Glaser of CSIS tweeted Mar 22 regarding Ko:

As Taipei mayor, he has not been compelled to present more details. Should he run for president, he will have to fully explain his approach to Beijing and how he plans to strengthens Taiwan’s defense.

In other words, to win Faschingstein’s support, politicians must demonstrate their unfailing commitment to the Pindo war drive against China. Tsai has done just that. She continued to denounce China following her victory, stating:

The results of this election carry an added significance because they have shown that when our sovereignty and democracy are threatened, the Taiwanese people will shout our determination even more loudly back.

Faschingstein joined in the chorus of denunciations. Pompeo congratulated Tsai on her re-election and applauded her commitment to Pindostan, saying:

Pindostan thanks Pres Tsai for her leadership in developing a strong partnership with Pindostan, and applauds her commitment to maintaining cross-strait stability in the face of unrelenting pressure.

It is Faschingstein that has deliberately heightened tensions with China and inflamed flashpoints throughout the region, including Taiwan. In 2011, Obama initiated Pindostan’s “pivot to Asia,” aiming to surround China both economically and militarily, enflaming regional territorial disputes and risking war. Trump has taken this further, launching a trade war against Beijing and challenging the “One China” policy that governs cross-strait relations. In 2016, shortly before taking office, Trump accepted a phone call from Tsai, congratulating him on his election, the first direct contact with Pindo leaders since 1979. He went on to state a few days later:

I don’t know why we have to be bound by a One China policy.

In 1979, Faschingstein recognized Beijing as the legitimate ruler of all China, including Taiwan and ended diplomatic relations with Taipei. In collaboration with Tsai’s government, Trump has signed the Taiwan Travel Act to facilitate high-level exchanges between Pindo and Taiwanese boxtops, and overseen the sale of billions of dollars’ worth of fighter jets, tanks and stinger missiles to Taipei. In its “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” last June, the Pentagon labelled Taiwan a “country,” implicitly challenging the One China policy. Beijing has stated that it will use force to retake Taiwan if Taipei or Faschingstein violates the One China policy. China will not allow the Pentagon to gain a strategic foothold on Taiwan, particularly in the face of Faschingstein’s threats. Tsai has placed Taiwan on the frontline of this growing conflict, entirely behind the backs of the Taiwanese people. Furthermore, with support from Faschingstein, Tsai will feel emboldened to further push against the One China policy and could even declare Taiwanese independence. A war between China and Pindostan would be a complete disaster for Taiwanese workers and youth, who will be forced to fight a disastrous conflict manufactured in Faschingstein to subordinate China to its interests. Such a war would easily escalate into a nuclear conflagration.

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