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馬政府上台後,宣稱兩岸外交休兵,不再從事金援外交,但維基解密(WikiLeaks)近期公布的美國駐巴拿馬大使館電文卻顯示,二○一○年時,我友邦巴 拿馬希望與中國建交遭拒,台灣政府資助巴國兩千五百萬美元(約七億一千萬元台幣)蓋醫院,及贈送總統馬丁內利兩千兩百萬美元(約六億兩千萬元台幣)的商務 專機,巴國才繼續承認台灣政權。

外交預算 也沒有變少

又說沒有從事金援外交 那錢是都跑去哪裡了??

說阿扁金援外交可恥....有嘴說別人 無最說自己

但說一套做一套才令人看不起

既然沒有金援外交為何外交部還需要龐大金錢?

SUBJECT: No Recognition for PRC Anytime Soon - Panama Sticks with T...

Summary

1. (U) The GOP has renewed its commitment to Panama's longstanding relationship with Taiwan, despite public statements by President Ricardo Martinelli in 2009 that Panama would opt for formal diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China (PRC). Martinelli attempted to follow through with his plan for recognizing the PRC but was told to back off by the Chinese. Taiwan has used financial incentives to retain the backing of the Martinelli administration, generating controversy over the recent "donation" of a $22 million business jet for the government's official use. End Summary.

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2. (C) On January 6, Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela agreed to a "five-year cooperation" plan which includes the donation of $25 million for construction of a hospital on the outskirts of Panama City in Chilibre - Las Cumbres, and the donation of a $22 million executive business jet. Varela had to backtrack in announcing the cooperation plan; during their 2009 presidential campaign, both he and President Martinelli publicly indicated that Panama would recognize the growing economic relationship with China, as well as China's particular interests in Panama, by establishing formal diplomatic relations. During his first meeting as President with the Ambassador in May 2009, Martinelli said that he was "going to recognize Beijing" as he thought that Panama's business community would benefit as a result (Ref A).

3. (C) Martinelli may have had in mind the type of cooperation that Costa Rica has been enjoying with the PRC since establishing formal ties in 2007 (Ref B). However, FM Varela stated to the Ambassador on February 18 that he was told by the Chinese Foreign Minister during his visit to Asia the previous month that, due to diplomatic overtures underway between Beijing and Taipei, now was not the time for Panama to recognize the PRC. On February 1, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias informed a Colombian diplomat that Martinelli told him Panama wanted to follow Costa Rica's lead but that the Chinese had asked him to "remain calm" and that the PRC was not interested in furthering diplomatic ties in the region for the time being. Chinese diplomats have related to Poloff in Costa Rica that the PRC was concerned that diplomatic recognition from other Latin American countries might damage their recently improved relations with Taiwan (Ref B).

4. (U) While Panama and Taiwan have full diplomatic relations, the PRC maintains only a trade mission in Panama. The PRC has important economic interests in Panama; Hong Kong-based companies operate two of the four ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal and the PRC is the second most frequent user of the waterway. The PRC is also the largest supplier of goods to the Colon Free Zone (CFZ), the world's second largest free trade zone. Taiwan and Panama, meanwhile, signed a free trade agreement in 2003. The ethnic Chinese community in Panama remains publicly agnostic on the issue of official recognition for the PRC. "Chino-Panamanos" number between 130,000 and 200,000 (roughly 4-6% of the population) and are ubiquitous in the convenience store or "mini-super" industry.

Where Does the Money Go?

5. (U) Varela's confirmation of the renewal of ties with Taiwan came on the heels of Taiwan's gift to the GOP of a $22 million Embraer Legacy 600 executive business jet in December 2009. Martinelli had previously received criticism for his plans to purchase a new official jet, which ran counter to his campaign rhetoric indicating that, with an officially declared personal fortune of approximately $300 million, he would not need to charge the public treasury for executive travel. The government of Taiwan has historically used financial incentives to sweeten its relationship with Panama: political science professor Miguel Antonio Bernal estimated aid to be $125 million per year during the previous administration of President Martin Torrijos. Scholarships for study in Taiwan and grants to various ministries are among the ways Taiwan has donated to Panama. Last year during an address to the Panamanian National Assembly, President Ma expressed interest in "project-based" aid, specifically mentioning planned improvements to Panama's mass transit system.

6. (U) The longstanding financial aid has been derided on both sides of the Pacific as "checkbook diplomacy" and there is a traditional lack of transparency in how the money received from Taiwan is spent. Varela stated to Polcouns and the Ambassador that the money is simply deposited in the treasury. In mid-February of this year reports surfaced that former president Mireya Moscoso was facing investigation for the misuse of up to $70 million in funds from Taiwan. Moscoso has denied any involvement in distribution of money received by Mar Del Sur, a foundation set up for the sole purpose of distributing Taiwanese funds.

Comment

7. (C) The GOP decision to publicly back Taiwan is the result of financial incentives and a current lack of interest by the PRC. Martinelli seems to have been yearning for a dramatic diplomatic maneuver in pursuing recognition of the PRC but did not appear to have factored in the possibility that China would use (or, rather, not use) Panama for its own ends in improving its relationship with Taiwan. STEPHENSON

鱉和龜外觀看起來很像,鱉活在淡水湖泊,水庫,池塘裡,走起路來,鱉手鱉腳,爬呀爬.神龜長壽,悠游於大海,隨著海洋,游向世界.

1971年,國民黨總裁蔣介石,一人獨斷下,拒絕以台灣名譽留在聯合國,中華民國退出聯合國,從那時起,中華民國的外交開始漸漸走不出國際,斷交國日增,創下世界斷交紀錄.中華民國的外交就像「鱉」一樣,鱉手鱉腳爬不出門,更別說悠遊於大海,游向世界,因為鱉遇到鹹水就死定了.

扛著中華民國的招牌,遊走於世界,就像沒事就抬棺上街,除非花錢請陣頭,電子花車,否則沒人願意和你走在一起.因此中華民國外交除了花錢以外,也沒什麼其他辦法,不管是「金援友邦」「金錢外交」「支票外交」..無論名稱叫什麼,好聽或不好聽,內容都一樣,就是要花錢.

這種花錢外交,台灣人都心知肚名,是無奈,是莫可奈何,國民黨種了「退出聯合國」的毒,後人發作中毒,只能花錢消災.久而久之,大家也習慣了.見怪不怪,也沒人追究國民黨「種毒」之過,反而有人指責民進黨「金錢外交」.卻不知「退出聯合國」是因,「金錢外交」只是果.

馬英九執政後,推出「活路外交」「外交休兵」,宣稱不要「金錢外交」,一時間,中華民國的外交,好像從鱉變成神龜,遊走於世界.衛生署長葉金川,參加世界衛生組織會議,直喊爽.最後爆出世衛密件,原來是用「一中原則」下,以「中國台灣省」參加.

媒體報導:「維基解密」網站日前公布一份美國駐巴拿馬大使在今年2月卸任前寫給國務院的密電,內容指台灣在2010年花了4,700萬美元(約合新台幣13餘億),幫助巴拿馬興建一所綜合醫院,並捐贈一架商務飛機,密電內容形容,這是「支票外交」。

馬英九的活路外交,號稱不花錢,結果不但花錢,連主權都花了,這種自打耳光的外交,把原來鱉手鱉腳,爬不出門的「鱉」外交,變成了「鱉三」外交,什麼是「鱉三」?「鱉三」就是鱉纇中的「下三濫」簡稱「鱉三」.

只要扛著中華民國的招牌,不論你神通多廣大,都不能把鱉變神龜,但卻可能把鱉變成鱉三,這是中華民國「鱉」外交的宿命,不是嗎?

 

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