Ma Ying-joke Still Afraid to Admit to the PRC that he is Taiwan's President

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Friday November 16, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 18th National Congress has come to an end and Ma Ying-jeou has sent Xi Jinping a note of congratulations on his becoming president. Unfortunately, Ma sent the note not as president of Taiwan, but only as Chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), once again showing to Taiwan and the world how he does not want to admit that Taiwan has a president and that that president was elected by the Taiwanese.

In response Xi Jinping sent back a note of appreciation to Ma; in his note Xi also did not want to admit the fact that Taiwan has a president that has been democratically elected by its people. In his note, Xi said that he hoped that the CCP and the KMT could continue to work together. There was nothing here about China and Taiwan but rather two political parties trying to hold to a one-party state each of their own imagination and trying to marginalize the democratic thinking of others.

That Xi Jinping would think that way is understandable; that Ma Ying-jeou would think that way is shameful. And people wonder why many call him Ma Ying-joke.