Taoyuan, you can’t miss it in Taiwan's "Nine in One election" /The 92nd "Cross-Strait Talk" (General
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At 7:30 p.m. on October 31, the 92nd “Cross-Strait Talk” (General 168th), hosted by China Cross-Strait Academy (Hong Kong) and Xiamen Qidataixiang Entrepreneurship Service Co., Ltd. , was successfully held at the Tencent Conference with the theme of “Taoyuan, you cant miss it in Taiwan's Nine-in-One election’”.

The Nine-in-One Election in 2022 has entered the final sprint of the last month, and all political parties and candidates are making every effort. At this moment, all kinds of “bad moves”, “throw mud at the opponent”, “online campaign” and “offline campaign” election attacks and defenses are constantly emerging. However, only a few of the 22 counties and cities in Taiwan are constantly concerned by all parties, and they are also the focus of attacks and defenses of political parties, because these counties and cities may waste all the previous efforts if they are not careful. It even affects the momentum of the 2024 election. Therefore, the “nine in one” hot topic of counties and cities will be discussed in depth on the current hot situation of each county and city, the tight situation, key issues affecting the final situation selection, and etc. In this “Cross-Strait Talk” forum, the China Cross-Strait Academy (Hong Kong) specially invited experts and scholars from both sides of the Strait, including Qiu Banghan, the Deputy Director of Intelligent Production and Management Innovation Research Center and convener of Digital Finance Group of School of Management in Yuan Ze University, Chen Liling, the spokesman of the New Party and former director of the Taoyuan County Environmental Protection Bureau and Agriculture Bureau, Wu Zhengqun, the former National Assembly deputy of the New Party, and You Zhibin, the candidate for the Zhongli District Council in Taoyuan City and deputy spokesman of the New Party, to discuss the topic of Taoyuan, you cant miss it in Taiwan's Nine-in-One election’”. They focused on the current hot spots in Taoyuan City, who can come out on the top in the battle of the four and whether the Taoyuan City is the final battle field between the Blue Camp and Green Camp, and etc. Lou Dingjun, the Secretary General of China Cross-Strait Academy (Hong Kong), served as the host of the meeting.

Qiu Banghan believed that although the Nine-in-One Election is a local election in Taiwan, in fact, any election in Taiwan is related to the reshuffle of the islands political environment and the future development of Taiwan. At the same time, the United States attaches great importance to Taiwan elections.. In this election, the United States continued to make small moves to try to dominate Taiwans political territory so as to make Taiwan fully cooperate with its global strategic layout which aims at the suppression of China. The global strategic layout of the United States is basically composed of military colonization, economic colonization, financial colonization, food colonization, education colonization, media colonization, scientific and technological colonization and political colonization. In the context of the careful planning and promotion of the United States, there are two core issues worth considering. The first is that will the DPP still win the election with the case of corruption and abuse of power, and in addition, the KMT won a big victory in the 2018 election due to the Han Wave effect, can the KMT repeat the results of four years ago when the DPP is in such a bad state now, etc.

Chen Liling said that in this Nine-in-One Election, the DPP is likely to lose some intermediate votes due to the epidemic, vaccines, inflation and the heating up of cross-strait relations. Intermediate voters should be cautious about voting. Only by casting the right votes can qualified people be elected to lead the construction and future development of Taoyuan City on the right track. At the same time, it can maintain peaceful and orderly development between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits. In this regard, the KMT, as the party out of power, should take the main responsibility and make corresponding efforts.

Wu Zhengqun pointed out that the election situation of this year is particularly bleak compared with the past, which is related to the outbreak of the epidemic in Taiwan and the escalation of cross-strait contradictions caused by the bad impact of Nancy Pelosis visit. Many voters said in the opinion polls that this local election could not change the future trend, and they also showed a dispirited attitude towards Taiwans democratic reform. Many people used to be proud of Taiwans democracy, but over the years, elections increasingly focus on the operation of resources and technology. Manipulating and inciting populism like the American election system cannot really bring happiness to the people. In the north area of Taoyuan City, Minnan people are predominant, while most of the southern districts are Hakka groups, which are also once the villages of public officials, and there are a large number of soldiers, civil servants and teachers. The election in Taoyuan has a variety of changes. At the same time, this election can also be seen as the outpost of the 2024 election. Therefore, the DPP will definitely defend the position of Taoyuan Mayor.

You Zhibin believed that the reason why the Taoyuan election will attract the attention of the whole Taiwan is that the local elections in Taiwan are closely related to the leadership elections in Taiwan, and also play an important role in laying the groundwork for the Blue party and Green party. Recently, Tsai Ing-wen went to Taoyuan almost once a week. She wanted to promote the election of Taoyuan because of the DPP could not afford to lose the Taoyuan Battle. At present, the current politics in Taiwan is caused by the DPP, which habitually uses hatred politics to gain political power by any means. Zheng Yunpeng, the candidate of the DPP, has constantly attacked and smeared Zhang Shanzheng, but the KMT has always lacked political figures who dare to speak out for justice. Lai Xiangling, the candidate of the Peoples Party, was once the leader of the labor movement, but she lacked both the charm of personality and language. It was difficult for her to break through the tight encirclement in the election, and she is Buddha-like, which makes her difficult to become a strong competitor of the Blue party and Green party.

In addition to the wonderful speeches delivered by the guests, the online audience also actively participated in the interactive Q&A on the topic. Questions from whether Cheng Wencans strategy of bribing all parties is still effective, can it be repeated this year, the traffic and housing price issue related to commuters in Taipei and Taoyuan, Taoyuan mayoral candidates improvement policy for young and old and whether Taiwans elections can be guaranteed to be fair and impartial, etc. All the guests at the meeting answered these questions, and the discussion was heated, highlighting the great concern of young people and scholars on Cross-Strait on the issue of Taoyuan, you cant miss it in Taiwans Nine in One election’”.

Qiu Banghan said that the inflation in Taiwan is becoming more and more serious, foreign investors remain bearish on Taiwan, and the soaring house prices also make the salaried people very painful. The DPP, however, ignored these issues and focused only on the current interests and the bad moves of the election. Democracy should put the rule of law and the people first, and the ultimate goal should be to improve the well-being of the people. Chen Liling pointed out that during the DPP administration, Taiwans democratic elections have been unable to maintain the fairness and justice that they should have. According to the KMTs former electoral style, it is precisely because of the implementation of fairness and justice that the DPP, as an opposition party, will achieve political party rotation and gains the right to govern. Wu Zhengqun mentioned that the democratic system should be based on the peoples sovereignty, and peoples happiness should be improved through public opinion reform. The reason why Taoyuan City is heavily in debt is that no party out of power can form effective supervision. In the city council, the KMT members in the council have more than half the seats, but they cannot play the role of supervision and balance. The fundamental significance of political party rotation is to replace the incompetent political parties, which requires the supervisors in the party out of power to do their duty. You Zhibin believed that if the KMT is an old force, then the DPP is an evil force. On the one hand, the DPP incites the populists in the anti-China hatred to benefit from it. On the other handit also makes money in the mainland. However, peoples comments on supporting cross-strait peace or development in the mainland will be smeared. It is disappointing that the KMT is unable to stop this madness.

At the end of the meeting, Qiu Banghan believed that the people of Taiwan should be free from the colonized mentality, make changes in thinking, and make thorough adjustments in both economic and political aspects, so that Taiwan can be truly promoted. Chen Liling said that through observation at this stage, Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan may have the opportunity to abandon the Green for the Bluein this election. Wu Zhengqun proposed that adhering to democratic reform and development is the absolute principle. Taoyuan people have been looking forward to the economic transformation of Taoyuan, and only by electing a qualified mayor can Taoyuan become better and better. You Zhibin pointed out that only when politicians are honest in governing and help the people get rich can they drive the development of industry and improve the peoples living standards. The election of Taoyuan mayor should choose a young mayor to break the existing political structure, which will have a decisive impact on the house price of Taoyuan and the living space of young people.

Through a brief 2-hour online exchange, more than 140 people from both sides of the strait gathered to discuss the topic of Taoyuan, you cant miss it in Taiwan's Nine-in-One Election’”, to promote cross-strait exchanges with practical actions, and make contributions to maintaining cross-strait peace and development. 

As the cross-strait exchange activity synchronized with Cross-Strait Talk and Smart Youth Integration in the Four Places, the Cross-Strait Youth Perspective Forum, which launched by China Cross-Strait Academy (Hong Kong), is mainly characterized by gathering authoritative scholars and media worker from Cross-Strait and four places. They will listen to the voice of the Strait, pay attention to the hot spots on both sides of Taiwan Strait, take a global vision, and make a new voice based on both sides of the strait and facing the world.