Watching and waiting for signs of leadership ■Taipei Times -- HoonTing 雲程(2008.12.25) 【Remark】 本篇是作者投稿自由時報2008.12.15〈63年保台主軸 「您」在那裡?〉的翻譯,由Taipei Times的資深編輯EDDY CHANG翻譯而成。非常感謝! Watching and waiting for signs of leadership ■Taipei Times -- HoonTing 雲程(2008.12.25)If we look at postwar Taiwan from the perspective of Fren 酒店打工ch historian Fernand Braudel, a leader of the Annales School, we can divine changes in the Taiwanese government’s administrative values — from security to economy, democracy and human rights — under former presidents Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), Lee Teng-hui (李登 租辦公室輝) and Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁). Developments in national security, the economy, democracy and human rights over the past 63 years can be summed up using the phrase “protection of Taiwan” to describe the government’s stance in the postwar era.SURVIVALFrom an administrative perspective, survival is the priority 房屋二胎of any organization, and if that premise is abandoned, the organization will cease to exist.In other words, Taiwan will perish if the authorities do not protect it; protecting Taiwan thus becomes a basic and non-negotiable standard.Because administration is the result of efforts by the general public, it cannot be monopolized by a si ARMANIngle authority or person. Every government has stood on the shoulder of its predecessor without destroying the fruits of the labors of that predecessor.Thus, in Taiwan’s development, the younger Chiang was able to boost the economy thanks to the security structures built by his father; Lee was able to promote democracy thanks to the younger Chiang’s efforts 宜蘭民宿; and Chen was able to promote human rights thanks to Lee’s efforts.In accordance with the domestic and international environment at the time, the governments of postwar Taiwan gradually reached a tacit agreement to protect the country that crossed party and ethnic lines.But after coming to power, has President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) government taken stock of the domestic 酒店經紀 and international environment and planned for and unveiled its values of governance?Ma’s inaugural speech, entitled “Taiwan’s Renaissance,” and his pledges to rebuild Taiwan, safeguard the Constitution and improve the political atmosphere were either too vague or too general, not to mention that the “common Chinese heritage” of Taiwan and China that he emphasized can hardly be called a universal 酒店打工 value.OVERLY OPTIMISTICIn Ma’s speeches, only the values of “peace” and “opening” can be thought of as administrative. Unfortunately, his actions since then imply that he is overly optimistic about peace even as he ignores the logic of geopolitics.In contrast to his policy of opening up to China, he has adopted a contractionary policy domestically. Within a very short time, Taiwan’s security, economy, democracy an 酒店兼職d human rights have gone into reverse gear, resulting in serious concern in the international community.Take, for example, Ma’s hesitation over whether Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait Chairman Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) should address him as “President,” “Mister” or even nin (您), the polite Chinese form of “you,” during their meeting. Such hesitation reveals both a wish to curry favor and a wish to quickly push his polici 花蓮民宿es through.What are Ma’s administrative values?Has he really thought about them and does he want to implement them?The Taiwanese public and the international community are still watching, and waiting.HoonTing is a Taiwan-based freelance writer.TRANSLATED BY EDDY CHANG .msgcontent .wsharing ul li { text-indent: 0; } 分享 Facebook Plurk YAHOO! 酒店經紀  .

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