The Great ECFA Debate: Excuses Before It Begins

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Saturday April 24, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

The great ECFA debate between Ma Ying-jeou and Tsai Ing-wen looms. Ironically after two years of Ma telling Taiwan that it was absolutely crucial for its survival, Ma's staff is crying that he has only had two hours to prepare. Say what? Something that Ma claims is crucial for the country but he only has two hours to spare??? He must love the country.

Ma has also claimed for two years that it is completely transparent. If it is so transparent, why then does no one know what is in it? And on the other hand why does Ma complain he has no time to prepare? Something does not compute in all of this. Is it so transparent that Ma will not be able to explain its benefits that are so crucial for the country? Just what exactly is Ma's staff making excuses for? Stay tuned.