A Taiwanese pro-independence group said it would pay protesters to throw eggs at Chen Yunlin, China’s representative who is going to visit Taiwan from November 3 to 7. The scorecard specifies 1,000 New Taiwan Dollars for hitting Chen’s body, and 10,000 NTD for hitting his face with an egg. (There is probably no legal recourse.)
Taiwanese politics isn’t always stylish. When Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) was vice president, those in Taiwan who disliked her had as much fun as Americans may have with their vice president if McCain gets elected. Lu’s enemies fondly referred to her as a deserted concubine left in the harem of despair (深宮怨婦) from her first to her last day in office.
But in fact the lady has xiuyang. She advises Taiwan’s opposition to treat Chen Yunlin with the same common courtesy they would extend to any other visitor. “We should bury the hatchet and let the other side of the Taiwan Strait clearly understand that the Republic of China on Taiwan is not a part of the People’s Republic of China,” Lu said.
She’s developed a taste for pictured statements, too. Taiwan may not be anyone’s concubine.
But the island has become become China’s little daughter-in-law under the new government, Lu says.