Taiwan must do more to deepen its ties with the US amid concerns over a possible negligence by Donald Trump-led America and diminishing importance of the island in the US foreign policy.
Donald Trump’s win has taken many observers by surprise. Yin Xiaohuang, a lifetime professor with the Occidental College, said Trump voters’ coveting for change, declining influence of traditional media and decisive role played by the silent majority in opinion polls all contributed to Trump’s success. And election result is a double-edged sword for China. Here are his perspectives.
While Taiwan’s support of Hillary Clinton under the current president Tsai Ing-wen has prompted discussions whether the Tsai administration bet on the wrong party, Cheng Jianren, a former official of Taiwan’s foreign affairs department, thinks that Taiwan leaders would not bet on any party as the foreign policy establishment often tends to keep in touch with both parties.
With Sino-US tensions escalating in South China Sea, the two countries have gradually reached a tacit agreement and somewhat stabilized the situation in the region. But while China tacitly agrees America’s navigation in this region, it will never allow Japan to step in and once Japan comes here, China will take strong action.
The US presidential election has come to an end with Trump, who was trailing in polls, emerging as an unexpected winner. Zheng Hao, a well-known commentator of Phoenix Satellite TV, has witnessed all the ups and downs in New York. Below are his perspectives about the new situation.
Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US Presidential campaign will not alter major trends of China-US relations, and there are three main reasons for that.
Generally speaking, it is a reasonable time for a Republican candidate to be the president of the US. Wrong judgments of the media and experts on the result were caused by a candidate who was very different from previous politicians.
Donald Trump has won the presidential election! “It is very good because it means American people is expecting something new,” said Zhang Manjun, the honorary chairman of the Asia Pacific American Advisory Committee of Trump Campaign, “Chinese people would say that to govern the country, one should first be able to govern one's family; to govern one's family successfully, one should first learn to govern oneself. So, America should first put everything in order here at home.”
Donald Trump, the dark horse presidential candidate, has been elected the next president of the US, beating previous expectations by political experts and mainstream media and making history in the American politics.
In terms of the current China-US relations, many people are focusing on competition between the two nations. But what we should rather pay attention to is cooperation between the two sides. The China-US relations will remain in a state of new normal, which, however, will not lead to confrontation.