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Oct 8, 2008

Preemptive attack

Anyone who has been to Taiwan in October knows that the streets are lined with ROC flags the entire month, to celebrate both the National Day (10-10) and Retrocession Day (10-29).

With ARATS director Chen Yunlin planning a trip here near the end of October, the DPP is calling on the Ma administration not to take down the national flags before Chen's arrival. They would like Chen Yunlin to see the national flag when he's being ferried around.

When elections come close, the KMT uses the national flag a lot while DPP politicians tend to leave it at the wayside; but when it comes to international events or China-related issues, the DPP wraps themselves in the flag much tighter than the blue camp.

1 comment:

N.J said...

I agree with u on this. Even though I understand why but still found it a disgrace that KMT leaders on their high profile china trips keep on mentioning how much they respected Dr Sun Yat Sen but they didn't dare to mention Ma Ying-jeou as the President of the Republic of China, the country that Sun founded.

When it comes to international events or China-related issues, the DPP wraps themselves in the flag much tighter than the blue camp.
- I believe most of the Pan-Green understand that Republic of China is Taiwan or Taiwan is Republic of China. That flag is ROC or/and Taiwan whatever ways one wish to interpret again.