China News Agency, Beijing, March 3rd: Is it futile for the United States and Taiwan to step up their connections at special times?
China News Agency reporter Rong Haisheng
The United States sent a so-called "cross-party visiting group" to Taiwan on the 1st, and the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai Ing-wen, met with the delegation on the 2nd.
At this special moment when the international situation is changing rapidly, the US and Taiwan have stepped up their collusion, attracting attention from all walks of life.
The delegation was led by Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and included O'Sullivan, the deputy national security adviser under Bush, and Flournoy, the deputy secretary of defense under Obama.
The U.S. side claimed that the purpose of sending a delegation to Taiwan was to "show its continued and firm support for Taiwan."
Just looking at the past titles of these people, they can be described as "heavyweights" in the field of US defense and national security, but because they are not current officials, apart from repeating the "rock solid" commitment to Taiwan, what practical role can they have?
Observers believe that in addition to pacifying the panic and confidence crisis on the island caused by the international situation, the United States actually hopes to continue to use the "Taiwan card" to contain China.
The fact that the delegation was dispatched just before the former US Secretary of State Pompeo was on stage was based on partisanship in the United States and maintained the political voice of the Democratic Party internally.
Unsurprisingly, the DPP authorities have a treasure.
Tsai Ing-wen, Su Zhenchang and other leading figures in the Green Camp met with the delegation in turn, hyping "the United States supports" and intensifying populist sentiment.
Recently, public opinions such as "the United States is unreliable" have fermented on the island, and Tsai Ing-wen had to personally go on the stage to appease supporters.
When the US visiting group traveled to Taiwan, the DPP authorities seemed to seize the life-saving straw, and even used it to support their own "independence" campaign and earn political self-interest.
The United States and the DPP authorities cooperated with each other to perform and each took what they needed.
However, not everyone is blinded.
Some Taiwanese netizens left a message: In order to stabilize the hearts of Taiwan's green camp army, hurry up and do superficial work; after Taiwan has taken the "reassuring pill", is it necessary to buy more outdated weapons? provocative……
As Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said, any so-called "support for Taiwan" will not change the fact that Taiwan is part of China, nor will it stop China's reunification process and national rejuvenation.
After all, the development of times and trends in the Taiwan Strait is not driven by the will of a few people.
The DPP authorities cannot obtain security by collaborating with external forces, nor can they replace the well-being of the Taiwanese people.
Will the United States still care about Taiwan when the utilization value is squeezed dry?
A "chess piece" may become an "abandoned piece" at any time.
American politicians only bring danger rather than opportunity. I hope more Taiwanese people will open their eyes.