PRC Taiwan conflict outline.docx - 90 days KMT candidate(Ma Ying Jeon has a lead in the election over TSU candidate(Shu Chin-Chiang PRC News media

PRC Taiwan conflict outline.docx - 90 days KMT candidate(Ma...

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90 days KMT candidate (Ma Ying Jeon) has a lead in the election over TSU candidate (Shu Chin-Chiang) PRC News media focuses on warnings to both candidates to avoid unnecessarily increasing tensions by injecting Taiwan independence into the election PRC News media also focuses on condemning Shu Chin-Chiang as a reckless war monger whose election would damage the spirit surrounding positive negotiations Taiwan news media reporting Ma Ying Jeon representatives are believed to be in the PRC conducting undisclosed negotiations 85 days Ma Ying Jeon unleashes a new attack on Shu Chin-Chiang, alleging involvement in a two-year old corruption (cash for votes scandal) Ma Ying Jeon increases in lead over Shu Chin-Chiang Shu Chin-Chiang is exonerated of any involvement in the scandal Shu Chin-Chiang begins holding a series of high-level party meetings to develop a new campaign strategy 80 days Ma Ying Jeon continues attacks on Shu Chin-Chiang; lead continues to grow Shu Chin-Chiang’s campaign seems to be paralyzed 75 days Taiwan news media reports that Taiwan’s national security bureau has uncovered plans by the PRC to increase tensions between Taiwan and PRC if Shu Chin-Chiang is elected Taiwan news media refuses to reveal sources; insists 100% accuracy of the information Ma Ying Jeon’s lead continues to grow, but at a slower rate 70 days Shu Chin-Chiang launched an attack on Ma Ying Jeon for conspiring with the PRC to influence elections Shu Chin-Chiang claims the Ma Ying Jeon members were in the PRC approximately 3 weeks earlier Ma Ying Jeon denies allegations PRC news media reports that Shu Chin-Chiang’s claims were baseless lies designed to increase tensions between PRC and Taiwan Public opinion within Taiwan begins shifting towards Shu Chin-Chiang Ma Ying Jeon’s lead over Shu Chin-Chiang begins to weaken
65 days Taiwan’s current president Chen Shui-bian increases the alert status of Taiwan defense forces Chen Shui-bian urges that this action is purely defensive and is designed to demonstrate Taiwan’s ability to democratically elect a new president without external influence or intervention Shu Chin-Chiang continues to blast Ma Ying Jeon’s collusion with the enemy and claims the

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