Dear Mr. President Jacques Chirac,
Political analysts see the three-in-one election at Taiwan
as an indication of Taiwan people's desire to maintain the status
quo on cross-strait relations. Like magic, the banners, flags,
and posters of the three-in-one election disappeared from city
streets. The "morning after" was eerily quiet in sharp
contrast to the emotion charged campaign rallies. Taiwan's democracy
was come of age. Fear of possible riots on election night, proved
unfounded, large crowds which gathered at the front runners'
respective campaign head quarters showed admirable restraint.
This is a sure sign that Taiwan's democracy is
becoming mature. Looking back at the island's elections over
the past decade. It is obvious that democracy has become more
mature after each election. Just look at the performances of
the losers, there was no bitterness when they conceded to their
opponents only blessings and good wishes. They appealed to their
supporters to accept the results and pledged support for the
The biggest winner in these elections is not the KMT, despite
its impressive performance. The biggest winner is
democracy. Democracy is putting down deeper and deeper roots.
With the passage of time, it is going to became a tradition
and a part of Taiwan's culture.
Beijing's sympathizers point to Singapore and to the former
dictatorships in Korea and Taiwan as examples of how a market
economy can thrive under autocracy. But they ignore
one thing, all these societies have been capitalist in ideology,
and their economics have been firmly based on private-ownership
rights protected by transparent laws.
A forward-looking China has to stop lying to itself. That is
easier than it sounds, because everybody already recognizes
the lie. By freeing itself of a useless dogma, Beijing can start
building a modern, fair and efficient society resting on a true
separation of executive, legislative and judicial powers. The
present reforms installing a better banking system, revamping
the state-owned sector--- are only stopgaps.
Without going much further, discarding the communist credo
and building a liberal society based largely on private ownership,
it is hard to see how China can ever rid itself
of systemic corruption.
In fact, it is unclear that even the technical, stopgap measures
can succeed without political reform. People said,
"To eliminate corruption is to destroy the party, to tolerate
corruption is to destroy the nation". This
shows how deeply the cancer has taken root. And that should
be a sobering thought for Beijing 's communist leaders.
In our view; democratic Taiwan is the future of mainland China.
Matured elections and democratic culture is the only way to
help communist China. The stability of Asia region that depending
on Beijing's democratic tendency, everybody knows that corruption
is a way of life in the land of "socialism with Chinese
characteristics" in countless communiques, top
leader warn that corruption has become the No. 1 threat to the
party's survival for outranking "western hegemony".
Taiwan experience is the only drug for curing communist China's
need you support to deal with misleading Beijing government.