Mainland China’s General Customs Administration and the Taiwan State Council Office have announced the suspension of Taiwanese pineapple imports into the territory.President Tsai Ing-wen, CEO Yuan Su Zhenchang and others have recently moved south to Nangaoping and other counties and cities to visit farmers’ needs. But faced with the economic sanctions of the mainland authorities, how should the whole pineapple incident end? Taipei City Councilor Xu Qiaoxin wrote to the media that the Tsai government will have two main directions in the future: first, to soften its stance and return to peaceful negotiations, and second, to maintain a firm stance.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday (February 28th) that the issue of pineapple sales is not unresolved. Some from the DPP have advocated resorting to the World Trade Organization (WTO). However, Ma Ying-jeou pointed out in an interview yesterday that there is no need to go to the WTO there. The “Agreement on Cooperation in Quarantine and Inspection of Agricultural Products Across the Taiwan Straits” was signed in December 2008. This road has not been breached. If there is honesty, it will be resolved soon. Moreover, this issue has nothing to do with “Consensus 92”. This is because the two sides have different views on plant diseases and insect pests. The most important thing now is to take care of farmers’ rights and protect the two sides of the strait.
Former New Taipei Mayor Zhu Lilun has criticized the Cai government. The DPP has been in power for five years, claiming to promote the new south and decentralize the market. According to statistics, in the last five years (2020), about 10% of Taiwanese pineapples will be exported to mainland China for export. The quantity is 100 times greater than the quantity of the new southern countries. About 2% of Taiwanese mangoes are exported to mainland China. The amount of exports is a hundred times greater than the amount of new southern countries. About 20% of Taiwanese cream apples are exported to mainland China. The amount of exports falls on the new countries of the south. 200 times, about 8% of Taiwan’s lotus fog is exported to mainland China, and the volume of exports is 600 times greater than the amount of the new south.
Zhu Lilun criticized that since the arrival of the Tsai government, he has claimed every day to pursue a new policy toward the south and spend a lot of money, but Taiwan’s economic and trade reliance on mainland China has increased unabated. The so-called “promote the new to the south and avoid excessive dependence on single market risk.” It’s simply deceptive propaganda.
Xu Qiaoxin, who is also the initiator of the “Youth Tink Tank for National Security”, wrote for “United Daily News” 1. She openly stated that help is needed for farmers, but the government should consider the possibility of conflicts in the Taiwan Strait in the future . In an in-depth assessment, Xu Qiaoxin pointed out that as early as January, Lu Fang offered a ban on pigs, which was a outpost. This is the second pineapple shoot that may affect other industries (traditional industries) in the future.
If President Biden of the United States expects the two sides to return to the dialogue model after taking office, Xu Qiaoxin noted that the Tsai government will have two main directions in the future: first, soften its stance and return to peaceful negotiations. , continue to take a hard line. If a “trade war against the straits” becomes the norm, what the Cai government should do the most is “find a solution”.
(Zhongshi News Network)