2014年6月24日 星期二

[饗響公共論壇12期]〈台灣年輕人的「其他選項」?〉◎Kowloon Annie

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台灣年輕人的「其他選項」?〉
◎Kowloon Annie

I think it is obvious that Taiwan is no match for China's economic might, however, what options do we have to make Taiwan more independent economically?   Focusing on anti-China policy or anti ECFA maybe a quick solution but to little avail.   There are already too many thoughts and ideas explaining the consequence of "China impact", yet I haven't read or heard much about the "other option".   I would like to know what other options do young Taiwanese have?  five years, ten years, or twenty years from now?  What vision do we have for future generation? 

Recently I had a conversation with a Taiwanese maker, and he expressed his concern for future of Taiwan.  He does not want to see Taiwan follow Philippines' footsteps.  I am always fascinated by Israel.  A small country striving among mortal enemies neighbours.  Comparing with Israel, Taiwan is in a much better position.  What can we learn from the Jews?


If I am in charge of Taiwan, I will start a think tank and study everything there is to learn about Israel.  Hopefully, in twenty years, Taiwan can become a force to be reckoned with, and not just a Chinese Taipei.

中譯:(饗響編輯室翻譯)

在我看來,台灣敵不過中國的經濟規模,是一個顯而易見的事實,然而,我們還有哪些其他的選項,讓台灣的經濟可以更加自主?專注於反對中國的政策或ECFA或許是一個快速的解決方法,但效果不彰。目前為止,我已經聽到太多關於「中國影響」會造成什麼後果的論述,卻很少看見有人闡明在順應或反抗中國的影響之外,還有什麼「其他選項」。從現在起的五年、十年或二十年,台灣的年輕人還能擁有哪些不同的選擇?我們能給下一代的願景又是什麼?

最近,一位台灣的製造商告訴我,他十分關心台灣的未來,他不希望看見台灣步上菲律賓的後塵。綜觀國際,我時常因以色列感到驚艷,以色列是一個與致命敵國為鄰的小國。和以色列相比,台灣的處境似乎更好一些。觀察以色列經驗,我們可以和猶太人學習到什麼呢?


如果我是台灣總統,我將會召集一個智庫去學習研究以色列的一切。但願,在二十年後,台灣可以成為一股不可忽視的力量,而非僅僅只是「中華台北」。