The DPP and TSU are consolidating their efforts to prepare for a referendum on the upcoming ECFA Ma will likely sign with China by the end of the year.
The current DPP text is:
「是否贊成政府與中國簽定經貿協議應提交人民公投」While the TSU is planning to go with:
"Should the government subject economic agreements signed with
the mainlandChina to popular referendum?" [whoops! Thanks for the correction commenters, not sure how such things could slip into my head...]
「你是否同意政府與中國簽訂ECFA」I think the DPP text is more useful in that 1) it avoids the problem of Ma changing the name or scope of the agreement, thus getting around the referendum results 2) It's asking people should later approve by referendum the full text of the final agreement (the details of which are still mostly opaque; no drafts have been presented).
"Do you believe the government should sign an ECFA with China?"
This conveniently places the DPP in a moderate position 'of advocating for a referendum on economic agreements with China in principle, as South American countries have done for free trade agreements involving the Western Hemisphere ; the DPP is not using this referendum to shoot down the ECFA directly, at least not yet.
My hope is that the final text agreed upon by the TSU and DPP is essentially identical to the DPP version. There should probably be an ultimate decision by next Wed.