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9 per cent of the vote but had avoided the issue of independence which had cost votes in the 1991 elections. 64 Localism indeed gave the DPP an undoubted advantage over the KMT. Lee Teng-hui began to act as though Taiwan were already separate from the mainland, but he was still careful about its public deﬁnition. 65 In 1991 the DDP announced a policy of joining the UN as a separate entity and by 1993 the notion was being promoted by government. The application was made to the UN in 1994 and was then sent to the UN Agenda Committee where it was opposed by Beijing.
9 As the historian Jacques Gernet has surmised, political power in 24 Values, identity and the signiﬁcance of Taiwan to China China was the “principle that gave life and order” and was always accompanied by the idea of moral correction. 10 Traditionally, the Chinese could not conceive of power as an object of attainment on its own in the classical realist sense as explained by Morgenthau or Western practitioners of realpolitik. Power entirely divorced from morality would be inconceivable in the Chinese experience, though not unacceptable in Western realpolitik.
60 By 1994 Beijing had become disturbed by Taiwan President Lee Tenghui’s separatist policies and his desire for international recognition. The mainlander KMT regime imposed its rule upon the majority Taiwanese through an authoritarian system under a state of emergency that was not lifted until July 1987. The democratisation of Taiwan strengthened its separation from the mainland as the native Taiwanese majority came to power and broke with the mainlanders. Chiang Kai-shek’s son, the mainlander Chiang Ching-kuo, initiated the process of Taiwanisation and democratisation that was to have far-reaching repercussions subsequently.
Asia Pacific Security - Values and Identity (Routledgecurzon Security in Asia Series, 2) by L. Buszynski