It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

Why Taiwan should deploy comedy to win the war of words with Beijing

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/17
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter.

They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy,

President Tsai Ing-wen (right) (By Central News Agency)

facing down the hostile threats of a neighboring authoritarian regime, and defending Taiwan’s sovereign rights.

Sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face, however, as the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to cross-straits relations is often so utterly laughable that it can be hard to keep things in perspective and remember just how serious these issues are.

So, maybe it’s time for Taiwan to take things a little less seriously. Maybe it’s time to laugh off China’s ridiculous approach to cross-straits relations and counter their provocation with humor and ridicule, rather than stony-faced diplomacy.

For a long time, Taiwan has responded to Chinese provocation with measured diplomatic responses.This approach has earned Taiwan a degree of respect from the international community, but the fact of the matter is that the situation between the two countries hasn’t changed.    [FULL  STORY]

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