Guo Wengui Comments on Taiwan Policy, Disagrees with Taipei Mayor and Ma Ying-jeou | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Outspoken and high-profile exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui (郭文貴) recently posted a video on YouTube commenting on Taiwan’s politics. Guo disagreed with Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).

In his forty-five minute video, Guo also “advised” the Taiwanese government to revise its constitution to criminalize speeches in favor of independence and unification, and allow a conditional declaration of independence if Taiwan is militarily threatened by foreign countries. Guo surmised that this would be Communist China’s Achilles heel.

At the start of the video, Guo praised the contributions of Taiwan’s two former rulers, Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), saying the country would not be as democratic as it is today without them. .

Guo went on to say that Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je is a “Taiwan tragedy” and has not seen any progress in the city under his leadership. He also lambasted the Kuomintang (KMT) for not doing anything constructive but dragging the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) down with an aggressive smear campaign.

As to the issue of independence, Guo provided his unique perspective, saying that he does not support the independence of Taiwan and Hong Kong, nor does he support unification. Guo, however, has expressed strong opposition to Taiwanese and Hong Kong officials who seek political gains at the expense of the people’s interest.

“China must show respect to the people living in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and the overseas Chinese, because China will not be successful today without their help,” Guo said. He urged Beijing to learn the lessons of their success instead of “using” and “kidnapping” them, reiterating the respect and trust in their relationship.

“Without the security assurance of Beijing, as well as the assurance of judicial and economic independence, Taiwan has the right to declare its independence,” and it will give its full support. Guo criticized Communist China for ignoring the needs of the people, instead of embarking on a furious witch hunt in the name of patriotic nationalism that only pushes the Taiwanese back.

Guo has also provided “security advice” to the Taiwanese government by revising its constitution to criminalize speeches in favor of independence and unification, and to allow the government to declare independence when there is a military threat. from foreign countries. Guo surmised that this would prevent the military invasion by China.

In the video, Guo also threatened former leader Ma Ying-jeou not to approach the Chinese government, or he will post a short video of Ma. Guo did not explain what the “short video” is about.

Janice J. Kostka