Due to factors like the geographic proximity of the CCPs influence, the tightened integration of business and economic ties, the heavy-handed foreign policy initiatives of the CCP to isolate Taiwan diplomatically, and the tendencies of corruption, entire political parties and institutions in Taiwan have been infiltrated to some degree for decades. The issue seems to begin with senior members of former governments having been embroiled in controversies and criminal investigations and ends with the current election cycle being very much black and white in terms of sentiment towards handling the CCP — with one side being against tighter integration (the “Green” team) and one side for it (“the “Blue” team).
As of the early morning on December 31st, the anti-infiltration law was passed in a vote of 67-0 according to Reuters. The minority KMT party did not participate in the vote on the law, which aims to combat Beijing’s monetary influence in local campaign finance, as well as the CCPs corruption of media outlets:
“The legislation is part of a years-long effort to combat what many in Taiwan see as Chinese efforts to influence politics and the democratic process, through illicit funding of politicians and the media and other methods.”
In Taiwan, the “pan-Green” coalition led by Tsai Ing-wen is prioritizing the continuing development of a unique Taiwanese identity. It is apparent from the research that the CCP infiltrated the Kuomintang (KMT) party and the “pan-Blue coalition” decades ago. The spy that recently defected in Australia, Wang ‘William’ Liqiang, said that the CCP had paid for content to be run in China Daily, a ‘Blue’ newspaper based out of Taiwan. With editorials like these, it’s pretty clear that China Daily is just what we refer to in the west as ‘outrage news’. This is something that the CCP carries over in its psychological and propaganda efforts to outlets like the SCMP.
Outside of politics, many well known Taiwanese technology companies like TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) have been infiltrated by the CCP. Under the current trade war restrictions, if more than 20% of the underlying technology of a product comes from the United States, it is not supposed to be sold to Huawei. Despite this, according to Reuters, TSMC has been circumventing the ban and continues to supply Huawei with microchips and other finished products they claim aren’t comprised of more than 20% of American technology.
Beyond this, the CCP uses the “1000 Talents Program” to hire foreign experts in key high-tech industries that mainland China may lack core competencies in. Many of these programs fall under the header of “made in China 2025”, such as AI and robotics but lack the generational and tribal knowledge many of these primarily US and Europe based industries have accumulated over decades.
The CCP’s goal is primarily to rapidly transform a ‘command’ style economy into one that produces high technologies and services at its core — much like its industrialized counterparts in the West. As a point of infiltration, the CCP was able to create a parallel internal supply chain for much of its advanced technical needs that have, so far, managed to bypass some of the trade restrictions. Using TSMC, other companies, as well as the PLA weapons giants like “Norinco”, the CCP continues to march forward — manufacturing and selling Huawei 5G base stations, as well as weaponizing stolen military technology on a daily basis.
As these restrictions are tightened, and particularly as countries like Germany and France gracefully exit out of their Huawei 5G contracts over major security concerns, we should see the cooked revenues of Huawei start to drop just as “Phase 2” of the trade agreement is being negotiated.
Using ‘legitimate’ educational programs as lures, along with predatory business practices like intellectual property theft, the CCP aims to become self-sufficient in its continued development of these high technologies. The problem for the CCP is that the economy is structurally unbalanced due to the mismanagement of capital and what are clearly poorly devised incentive structures. As an example — countless electric vehicle manufacturers in China are failing, and with them whatever end-to-end consumer supply chains existed. This loses thousands of jobs and burns capital expenditures in the process. Among the wealthier ranks of the CCP, there have recently been too many failed Elon Musks — meaning that wealthy Communist Party members fund their dreams of Cybertrucks at the shared expense of municipal and federal government handouts.
Had some of these manufacturers been focused on the medical device industry, perhaps the CCP would be able to manufacture much needed medical devices for its people, instead of being forced to import the complex equipment and excessively tax prescription drugs that are commonly available in the West. Medical services have never been liberalized in China — and the vast majority of sophisticated and advanced western medicine remains at best extremely expensive, or at worst completely unavailable. This is, of course, unless you are rich — in which case, depraved individuals like Wang Qishan “change their kidneys” like we change the oil in our cars. Freely shared foreign aid like vaccines intended to be given to the Chinese people is hijacked and then sold by CCP thugs when this aid arrives. This is all to fund an irregular war against the United States, as well as a larger cultural and propaganda war effort against Western powers and civilization.