During that period, the DPP administration obtained US approval to purchase eight diesel-electric submarines. However, the budget for this acquisition could not be passed due to the pan-blue majority led by the KMT in parliament. Therefore, it is also worth looking at the structure of the Legislative Yuan.
2024 election results in cross-strait relations
Due to Taiwan’s strategic location within the so-called “First Island Chain” and its position as a potential flashpoint between the US and China, the outcome of the 2024 Taiwan election will have implications for both relations and rivalry across the straits. America and China. ,
For example, Lai stressed his commitment to maintaining President Tsai Ing-wen’s “status quo approach” to cross-strait relations, as well as strengthening US-Taiwan ties and promoting ties with democracies around the world. efforts are emphasised.
He has also expressed his intention to improve Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities, stressing that true peace can only be achieved by being able to defend itself.
Despite Lai’s repeated assertions about maintaining the status quo, Beijing is likely to maintain its assertive stance towards Taiwan under Lai’s presidency.
Hou, on the other hand, is likely to elicit a more positive response from Beijing, as he represents the traditionally pro-China KMT. However, its foreign policy and national security platform is still evolving.
While he has publicly rejected both the one country, two systems formula and Taiwan independence, he has yet to comment on the 1992 consensus committed by former President Ma Ying-jeou (2000 to 2008), which said It has been said that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China.