After my comment on May 4 about pandas and wooden horses, this quote gets published in the Taipei Times:
"The pandas are a trick, just like the Trojan Horse," Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Legislator Huang Shi-cho (黃適卓) said. "Pandas are cute but they are meant to destroy Taiwan's psychological defenses."http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/05/06/2003253338
Yet again reinforcing my opinion that the TSU is the kookiest party here.
Meanwhile, an interesting dynamic has developed after the Lien trip. The PRC is now coming under a lot of pressure, especially from the US, to talk to the elected ROC president instead of just the opposition party leaders. They are now kind of in a trap where they will have to do something, or they will look hypocritical.