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Bidding farewell to a lame horse          
The Year of the Horse is ending. Hopefully, the Year of the Goat will tame the chaos and turmoil, allow society to gain some peace and harmony and help the government to work to improve the economy. Only by revitalizing the economy can the government regain the people's faith and their support for its reform efforts. Only by revitalizing its economy can Taiwan ensure its future.
 
 
Thanks for the heads up, Lu          
Wang was already by Chiang's side during Chiang's days as an executive commissioner in China. After the KMT's retreat to Taiwan, pursuant to Chiang's order, Wang organized a school (today's Political Warfare College, 政治作戰學校) to train political officers. The school utilized the commissar system of Russia. After they left the army, many graduates of the school were submerged into various corners of society, including media and cultural circles. They were almost like secret police.
 
 
Blaming students is not a solution          
After college education in Taiwan became popularized, the large number of schools may have materialized as a result of the Confucian ideal of "universal education across all classes" (有教無類). But the broadening of university enrollment necessarily leads to a reduction in quality and professionalism. This is a hidden concern of college education in Taiwan.
 
 
Put Taiwan in the Palace Museum          
Because the KMT had no roots in Taiwan, it had to use historical artifacts as proof of the legitimacy of its rule. Chinese culture is thereby misused and even highly politicized in Taiwan, creating a situation in which today's Taiwanese do not know their own history and culture. In fact, they feel their culture is inferior to the culture of China.
 
 
Let's not treat S Korea superficially          
The founder of Taiwan's Shinkong (新光集團) Group, the late Wu Huo-su (吳火獅), once said: "Maintaining the status quo is the same as falling behind." But how many Taiwanese understand this? When content, Taiwanese don't want to be a sour grape by pointing out that the country is falling behind South Korea in development.
 
 
Lu's proposal has merit          
At a time when the curtain has just been raised on the 21st century stage, Lu's proposal is innovative and forward-looking. In particular, next year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Dutch in Taiwan. The Dutch had chosen Taiwan because Taiwan was already an international trade operation center and the regional center of commercial shipping at the time. As early as four hundred years ago, Taiwan already had what it took to become a superior oceanic state.
 
 
Facing China's fifth column          
Democracy, press freedom and economic freedom, these should have been Taiwan's most powerful swords against Chinese aggression. However, political democracy has now been reduced to a tool through which China shakes Taiwan's sense of national identity. Press freedom has allowed some members of the media to be relegated to mouthpieces of China. Economic freedom has made us vulnerable to the Chinese economy. One cannot help but worry about the future of Taiwan.
 
 
Opinion polls far from scientific          
Another factor to consider is the change in phone use, as mobile phones have become more widespread. Opinion polls conducted via fixed-line phones are simply not reliable -- people who stay home and answer the phones are likely to be retired elderly people with strong political views.
 
 
Killing the Golden Horse          
If the people in Taiwan's film circles pledge their allegiance to China's communist regime, we advise the government not only to stop subsidizing the Golden Horse Film Festival, but also to get rid of the awards all together. Beginning next year, let the organizers go participate in Chinese film festivals -- that is, if Beijing will let them.
 
 
No need for loyalty confusion          
"China is attempting to use `fifth columnists' and similar methods to destroy Taiwan's political and economic environment." Certainly, one cannot label people without adequate evidence. However, undeniably, the behavior of some pro-unification personalities and media is no different from that of fifth columnists.