Foreign media said that Cai Yingwen, the leader of Taiwan authorities, in an interview with the Japanese media Shimbun on February 28, publicly requested for the first time a security dialogue with the Japanese government. He was accused of pre-election political operations. The analysis believed that this action would inevitably lead to a strong rebound in the mainland and be detrimental to Taiwan as a whole.
According to a report on the website of Singapores Lianhe Zaobao on March 3, Cai Yingwen said that she respects Japans ideas in the way of dialogue, which covers Internet security, mainland military trends, etc. She hopes to share with Japan immediately, and also hopes that both sides can strengthen security cooperation.
In response, Kuomintang spokesman Ouyang Long said on March 2 that this was Cai Yings attempt to create an atmosphere of war for next years high-volume elections, asserting that security cooperation is false and political operation is true.
According to a report in Taiwans China Times on March 3, Cai Yingwen publicly called for a security dialogue with the Japanese government, fearing that the situation across the Straits would deteriorate.
Reported that after the nine in one election defeat, Cais English authorities, due to the lack of good governance, want to grab intermediate voters or light blue votes with the Kuomintang or Ke Wenzhe is unrealistic, so Cais best way is to play pro-Japanese and pro-American cards to attract light green votes back. This line may be beneficial to the DPP, but it will inevitably lead to a strong rebound in the mainland, which will be detrimental to Taiwan as a whole.
In addition, according to a report in Taiwans Joint Daily on March 3, Cais English authorities did not for the first time throw out the topic of security dialogue with the Japanese government, but had been soft rejection by the Japanese side.
Reported that Wu Zhaoxie, head of Taiwans foreign exchange department, threw out the security dialogue last year, but did not receive the response of the Japanese government. Cai Yingling now raises the issue of security dialogue at a high level, perhaps asking for anti-China public opinion in Japan, hoping to increase pressure on Abes government.
However, if Japan fails to respond, it must have Japans consideration and will not change its position immediately because of the heckling by the authorities. Speaking in Cais English capacity, the Japanese government refused or ignored it, which was not good for Taiwan.