China is offering ID cards to Taiwanese citizens living there, but to accept is a tacit acceptance of Chinese sovereignty and a potential threat to Taiwan’s national security
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is perhaps the only organization which still thinks it is going to be able to win over the Taiwanese people through a hearts and minds campaign.
There have been many clumsy efforts to try and lure the support of the Taiwanese people, although in more recent times these have evolved from political and ideological propaganda to blunt economic blackmail.
The most recent example is the 31 incentives which were announced earlier this year. Data already shows that these have had next to no effect on the Taiwanese people perceptions of China or the numbers willing to move there.
But still, the CCP keep on trying. And their latest attempt involves offering Taiwanese people Chinese ID cards. Along with people from Hong Kong and Macau, those Taiwanese people living in China for more than six months can now apply for these cards. [FULL STORY]