Former President Ma Ying-jeou visited China. Yesterday he visited Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Museum of Modern Chinese History Sites. In the evening, he also met with Xin Changxing, Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee.
[Reporter Chen Yufu/Taipei Report] Former President Ma Ying-jeou visited China. Yesterday he visited the Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Museum of Modern Chinese History. In the evening, he also met with Xin Changxing, Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee.
Song Guocheng, a senior researcher at the International Relations Research Center of Chengchi University, said in an interview that "Mr. Ma"'s visit to China will somewhat impact US-Taiwan relations, encourage capitulationism, and reduce the psychological strength of the Taiwanese people.
Ma Ying-jeou arrived in Shanghai, China by plane on the 27th. The CCP sent Chen Yuanfeng, the vice chairman of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, to pick him up. There was no red carpet on the scene, and there was no black-headed car. Ma Ying-jeou and his party could only take a minibus.
Last night, Ma and Nobunaga met and talked about the 2015 "Ma-Xi Conference". "Mr. Xi" hoped that the people on both sides of the strait would be in harmony.
Nobunaga star "returned" and said that "Mr. Ma" has been the "former leader of the Taiwan region" for many years, has always adhered to the 1992 consensus, the one-China principle, and opposed Taiwan independence, which is deeply appreciated.
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In this regard, Song Guocheng, a senior researcher at the National Relations Center of Zhengzhou University, pointed out that China's reception standards are deliberately downgraded this time. "Mr. Ma" shook hands with Xi Jinping at least in the past, and at least sent someone from the Politburo Standing Committee or the central leadership to pick him up. As a result, the deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council was assigned a reception at the "deputy ministerial level", and the official media did not even address him as "Mr."
Song Guocheng pointed out that even so, "Mr. Ma" still insisted on going. In fact, he lowered his status a bit, and the domestic response was not good, and the international perception was not good. Goodwill, not even giving titles, there is really no need to downgrade.
As for the impact of Ma Ying-jeou's visit to China on Taiwan?
According to Song Guocheng, Honduras has just broken off diplomatic relations, and "Mr. Ma" visited two days earlier than President Tsai, which has at least two major influences. The United States wants to help Taiwan "resist China and protect Taiwan." It will make the U.S. decide whether to help Taiwan. Over the past few decades, Taiwan has had peace only under the protection of the U.S. Now that the U.S. and China are in fierce confrontation, Ma Ying-jeou advocates "peace with China," which will make the U.S. feel embarrassed.
Song Guocheng said, if the United States is unwilling to provide military aid to Taiwan, will Taiwan be able to resist the CCP?
This will impact US-Taiwan relations to some extent. Although the US will not give up on Taiwan, but the US has provided a lot of help to Taiwan, and the horse will go against it. This will make the US feel discouraged and feel very boring.
Song emphasized that there are some local co-workers in Taiwan who advocate peaceful negotiations. Such voices do exist. "Mr. Ma's" visit to China actually encourages capitulationism and appeasement ideology, and will also reduce the psychological strength of the Taiwanese people. is negative.
Now the international community has a force to support Taiwan, and it will cause the international community to think that Taiwan is not united enough, and it will also offset or discount the international support for Taiwan, which will have some counterproductive effects.