USA tourKuomintangpresidential candidatehou yuyiGave a speech at a Washington think tank today, explaining for the first time the “3D strategy”: deterrence, dialogue, risk reduction and other means, emphasizing that cross-strait differences should be resolved peacefully ; He believed that the status quo is a dynamic equilibrium, and during the tenure of the DPP government, it is a “new status quo” that is moving towards breaking the delicate balance in the Taiwan Strait and leading to conflict.
On the morning of the 18th, Eastern Time, Hou Youyi delivered a speech titled “Taiwan’s Vision through Peace and Co-creation of the Indo-Pacific Future” at the “Brookings Institution” (Brookings Institution). Participating scholars also included the “German Marshall Fund”. (GMF) Bonnie Glaser, Director of Indo-Pacific Studies, Richard Bush, former President of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Ryan Haas, Director of the John Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, and other scholars.
In his speech, Hou Youyi formally proposed for the first time the “3D Strategy” including deterrence, dialogue and de-escalation, and explained the meaning and structure of the “3D Strategy” to think tank scholars; And on the 17th, the bimonthly magazine “Foreign Affairs” also published Hou Youyi’s letter, detailing his policy views on national defense, cross-strait and energy, as well as his proposed solutions to avoid cross-strait war. Explained in detail.
Hou Youyi said that “deterrence” means that Taiwan should improve its self-defense capabilities, combine innovative thinking and resources from all sides, be prepared for war but not start war, so as to cannot be optimistic about and cannot easily start a war; “Dialogue” is the basisRepublic of ChinaThe Constitution and Regulations on People-to-People Relations across the Taiwan Strait continue cross-strait communications and exchanges based on the successful experience of the previous KMT era.
He explained that “risk reduction” means building a “principled interactive relationship” through the negotiation of “functional issues”, promoting cross-Strait exchanges based on “equality, goodwill and dignity”, through exchanges To increase understanding and ensure peace. Through strength. Reduce the risk of conflict breaking out.
Hou Youyi said that through the “3D strategy”, we will build cross-strait peace and stability on the basis of firmly safeguarding the sovereign status of the Republic of China, and thereby maintain stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
In his speech, Hou Youyi also expressed his views on the “status quo” and believed that “maintaining the status quo” is the mainstream public opinion in Taiwan. The status quo is actually a “dynamic” balance, and the tenure of the DPP government during the status quo is a slippery slope that will break the delicate balance in the Taiwan Strait. The “new status quo”, a status quo that is evolving toward conflict and pushing Taiwan to the brink of war.
Regarding Taiwan’s regional role, Hou Youyi pointed out that Taiwan is an important member of the Indo-Pacific region and should continue to deepen its relations with the United States, and regional partners such as the United States, Japan, Australia Hopes to expand cooperation with. , South Korea, India and ASEAN countries. This includes joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and even the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).
Hou Youyi said that Taiwan should participate in international organizations, including the specialized agencies of the United Nations, in an adequate, continuous, timely and comprehensive manner, so that Taiwan can cooperate with the United States and others around the world to jointly solve international social problems. Can stand with other countries. , Jointly safeguard democratic achievements, and allow Taiwan to play a good role in “risk reduction”, in the role of “peace promoter” and “peace promoter”.
Regarding Hou Youyi’s speech, former AIT President Ruize pointed out in an interview after the meeting that the participants had a very detailed and concrete discussion, and Hou Youyi had a very direct exchange with Taiwanese experts from the United States. This discussion gave everyone a deeper understanding of Hou Youyi’s role in cross-Strait relations, Taiwan and the United States. He has a very clear understanding of the idea of relationships, and Hou Youyi also knows the concerns and issues of concern to the United States very well.
Glacier said that this discussion allowed everyone to better understand Hou Youyi’s views on cross-Strait, which was of great importance to him in studying Taiwan’s situation. It was really a great conversation; In addition to Hou Youyi’s prepared speech, there were also scholars attending. When asked questions, Hou Youyi answered them directly.
Talking about his first impression of Hou Youyi, Glacier said that Hou Youyi was well-prepared and gave very comprehensive answers on cross-Strait issues; He believed that Hou Youyi fully understood the challenges facing Taiwan, and not only Taiwan, but also the things that the United States and Taiwan must do together, and some of the problems and challenges that must be faced, They have been taken into account.
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