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Taiwanese do not know what are they voting for, says SYU Associate Professor

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By Isabel Ng, 27 Nov 18

A substantial number of Taiwanese do not know what the “1992 consensus” stands for, what it signifies regarding cross-Strait relations or simply what are they voting for, said Wong.

Voters found much appeal in the promise of an improved economy, but did not think clearly about the implications of that policy, said Wong Chung Ming at an assembly at Shue Yan University today.

“They were naive and did not sufficiently heed the many warnings that Beijing may have had a hand in the elections,” said Wong.

The southern city of Kaohsiung was a key battleground with the mainland-friendly Kuo Min Tang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu winning the seat from the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Chen Chi-mai. The DPP’s defeat in Kaohsiung is a significant setback for the party as it has long been a stronghold of the pro-independence camp.

Wong is the Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism and Communication of Shue Yan University. He was the editor-in-chief of the Hong Kong newspapers and magazines. He had published some books including "Alternative Dictionary", "Not a Dictionary", "Immediately Sounded" and "Reading Report”.

China had not been at the forefront when voters cast their ballots on November 24, and cross-Strait relations are not an obsession with ordinary Taiwanese, said Wong.

“For instance, on the day Han made his remarks about working more closely with China, the most-searched item on Google in the Kaohsiung area was “1992 consensus” and the attendant “one China,” said Wong.

In the lead-up to the Kaohsiung nine-in-one elections, it was also clear that the maverick Han was a Beijing favourite, most likely because he represented a break with longstanding political forces in Taiwan, said Wong.

“The Chinese leadership had lost patience as it looked for partners to help with their unification agenda,” said Wong.

Han is now represented the perfect example of Beijing’s new policy toward Taiwan, which is to establish corridors and connections at the local level and bypass the central government, said Wong.

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