CHINA CARD:Su Chi said that Tsai’s administration lacks communication channels with China, and the situation is set to become more dangerous after her inauguration
Date: May 02, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The recent detention of a Taiwanese fishing boat by Japanese authorities has underscored that
if Taiwan were to give up the “ace in its sleeve” — improved cross-strait relations — it would be accorded less dignified treatment, a former national security official said on Saturday.
Former National Security Council secretary-general Su Chi (蘇起) said that Japan’s attitude toward Taiwan is a warning signal to president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the incoming Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration.
Su said that a comparison of Japan’s behavior over the recent incident and a similar one eight years ago is an indication of how Taiwan would be treated if cross-strait relations deteriorate.
He was referring to Japan’s detention on Monday last week of a Taiwanese fishing boat east-southeast of Okinotori, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean that belongs to Japan. [FULL STORY]