第四日 – 港澳代表
Today’s schedule is featured by the identity sharing and a talk given by the professor Kwok (郭正亮教授). It is different from the many sharing days before. There is no doubt that Interaction Conflict Resolution (ICR) is one of the brightest features of Strait Talk. It is also the reason why I attend the forum. The attitude and means to discuss and resolve conflicts is where the values of Strait Talk lie.
The arrangement of 15/4 surprises me though. When it is involved with conflict, rationality is always encouraged, if not promoted in the resolution process, as if it is the panacea to all problems. It is true in most cases, of no doubt.
Strait Talk Hong Kong draws a distinctive line with its counterparts. The incorporation of the affective elements make it more thoughtful, dynamic and all-rounded. It enhances the proximity of forum to reality. When it comes to land and national identity, emotion is always the inseparable component. Discarding or ignoring the part will lead to misunderstanding of reality. The root and complexity of the strait issue lie in the complicated mixture of rational arguments and the sentiment. It leads to the plights, almost making it unresolvable. However, only by recognizing the truth beneath the different constructions of various parties, can we seek the light of exit in the maze.
Through revealing and confessing our real feelings and emotion, distance is eliminated and mutual understanding is advocated. We talk. We share. We expose our weakness. We confess our feelings. We tell our biggest fear. Submerging in the atmosphere that is embracing and pardonable, we are comfortable to tell the truth, as well as the most heartfelt feelings.
I believe that the real resolution will come finally in the future. Staying unchanged is never a good option to resolve difference and tension. When the day finally comes, it must be built upon the mutual understandings and forgiveness between China and Taiwan.