Cao Xingcheng, a successful Taiwanese businessman, heads the Anti-Communist Committee, which released a letter signed by many civil society actors. It declares a non-surrender pledge to an invasion by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the island.
This wealthy businessman calls on local politicians to understand that the nature of the CCP is violence and lies, so it is necessary to resist the red devil.
Son Cheng-En, deputy executive director of the Taiwan Constitution Drafting Foundation, said that the latest white paper published by the CCP defends the idea of annexing the island by force. And it resorts to the deception of talking about peace, when in reality, peace to the CCP and its agents inside and outside Taiwan, is the theory of the surrender.
Among the 36 countries most infiltrated by the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan ranks ninth, according to a group of experts from the Doublethink Lab, an organization based in Taipei.
The island exports 42% of its national production to China, compared to only 15% of its trade with the United States, 15.7% of transit goods with the Southeast Asian Association, and only 8.2% of its goods to Europe. This commercial dependence on communist China generates strong tensions in Taiwanese society.
Hence the importance of the local elections on November 26, 2022, where the future of the island is at stake. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), an anti-communist and pro-independence party led by President Tsai Ing-wen, will fight an electoral battle on all fronts for national sovereignty against local opponents of independence.
The DPP officially nominated 22 candidates for the mayoralties and districts of three cities in the north of the country, where Tsai Shih-yin, who was nominated for the mayoralty of the city of Keelung, stands out among the most important names. Lin Chih-chien, is running for the Taoyuan city council, and Shen Hui-hung is running in the urban center of Hsinchu.
The elections will contest six municipalities and 16 counties for the positions of mayors, councilors, and district chiefs, for a four-year term.
According to a survey by the national newspaper Liberty Times, 70% of the electorate is willing to defend their country against a communist invasion and this plays in favor of the PDP in the November elections.
The statement against the Chinese invasion and in favor of the all-out resistance is generated in the strong core of Taiwanese civil society, where the Taiwan Presbyterian Church, Taiwan Teachers Association, Alliance for Independence, and Taiwan Foundation and other national organizations, push the vote toward politicians who identify with freedom.
In particular, the Alliance for Taiwan Independence and Foundation, whose leader is Chen Nantian, recently told Radio Free Asia that elected mayors, councilors, and district chiefs are the most important actors in the event of war with the CCP, so he called on politicians to stand up and strengthen the country’s defense capability.
Shen Boyang, an information warfare expert and scholar at Taiwan’s Black Bear College, said that coordinated action between the national army and the population is the most effective weapon in the face of an invasion.
Who obeys the CCP on the island?
According to China National Television Global Network (CGTN), Chen Chih-Hao, spokesman for the Party for the Promotion of the Unification of China and Taiwan, threatened the consequences for Taiwan in a war with the CCP. He also commented that a recent poll shows that 44.8% of the electorate disapproves of the Tsai Ing-Wen government’s management of the economy, and another 48.5% disapproves of vaccine production, two of the issues of greatest concern to the Taiwanese.
However, for Chen Chih-Hao, it is annoying that Taiwan’s rapprochement with Washington gives the government administration a 56.7% margin of approval on international relations, and 51.1% approval on national security issues. and More than 62 percent of the island’s residents regarded themselves as exclusively Taiwanese in 2021, a survey by National Chengchi University found.
On the other hand, the Kuomintang party, once a nationalist and anti-communist space, has decades of conservatism and positions of reunification with communist China. But its position has been greatly weakened after the defeat suffered by its candidates during the Taiwanese referendum in 2021. And the CCP’s crackdown in Hong Kong on pro-human rights and democratic leaders, threw the Chinese Communist Party’s “one country, two systems” policy into disarray. Demographic change has also worked against the Kuomintang, as a large number of young people eligible to vote perceive themselves as Taiwanese.
Beijing threatens Taiwan
According to CCP Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Quian, “Taiwan independence means war.”
Tensions rose on both sides of the Taiwan Strait following the visit of Nancy Pelosi, U.S. speaker of the House of Representatives and Washington’s third highest political office.
After that, the CCP began live-fire military maneuvers that overstepped respected borders. Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is also important because it has broken the global pact achieved at the Yalta Conference.