Breaking the China-Taiwan Impasse

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CHAPTER 5

The DPP's Position on Cross-Strait Relations

Wilson Tien

Thank you for the kind introduction. Ladies and [g]entlemen, I am very honored to have the opportunity to talk about the Democratic Progressive Party's cross-strait policy today.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Shui-bian won the presidential elections on March 18 of last year, resulting in the first peaceful transfer of power in Taiwan. Almost a year has passed since the DPP became the ruling party, yet many people feel that they still do not understand the DPP, especially the DPP's cross-strait policy. Before the DPP became the governing party, many people feared the DPP's more “extreme” or “adventuresome” cross-strait policy might bring about conflict in the Taiwan Strait, thus dragging the U[nited] S[tates] into an unwanted war.

Many people are relieved over President Chen Shui-bian's performance on cross-strait relations since taking office; many applaud his performance and believe his policies are flexible. Some people, however, remain highly skeptical about the DPP's cross-strait policy. For example, some believe that the fundamentalists within the DPP have pressured the president, preventing him from being more flexible on cross-strait issues. While such views are basically groundless, they represent a deep-rooted uneasiness toward the DPP. My job is to explain the DPP position on cross-strait relations and, hopefully, relieve some of this uneasiness.

Let us begin from the DPP's fundamentalist position on Taiwan's sovereignty.

Speech delivered by Wilson Tien on April 20, 2001, to St. John's University, the Dr. Sunyat-Sen Monthly Lecture Series.

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