Taiwan and China

You’ve just gotta see this. And don’t miss this deranged comment and the brutal response to it.)

Via Michael Turton.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

The Last part “Diplomacy works. Screwing around with razor’s-edge rhetoric in this case could be destructive to our long-term aims.” actually makes sense.

As for “Taiwan belongs to China, and the world acknowledges that as a fact.”

This IS a fact. at least the second part. The world does acknowledge it, at least on paper (one China and all that garbage).

February 28, 2006 @ 2:07 am | Comment

wait, were you talking about the top or the bottom comment?

February 28, 2006 @ 2:08 am | Comment

Taiwanese do not necessarily recognize Taiwan belongs People’s Republic of China but their land belongs to a ‘China’ concept as a whole, which Beijing has already conceded.

February 28, 2006 @ 9:07 am | Comment

ACB

Yeah, the world “recognises” China’s claim to keep it sweet. Then we go behind its back and establish “trade offices” that do the job of a consulate.

Doesn’t China realise we’re giving it two fingers behind its back?

February 28, 2006 @ 9:34 am | Comment

Taiwan is divided into groups that support the “greater China” versus the Taiwan independence group.

I don’t see how Taiwan independence movement can succeed in the long run. Taiwan needs the overseas Chinese’s economic support to survive. It’s not nice to bite the hand that feed you.

February 28, 2006 @ 3:15 pm | Comment

Which one was the comment/response?

February 28, 2006 @ 5:01 pm | Comment

I think the Taiwanese independence movement will continue along just fine as long as China remains an authoritarian dictatorship and continues its perversions of ‘yi guo liang zhi’ in Hong Kong for all to see.

February 28, 2006 @ 11:14 pm | Comment

RAJ:

“Doesn’t China realise we’re giving it two fingers behind its back?”

Er, YES

Even China does not obey the One China principle. but it’s all about FACE. Face is what matters. Just so long as enough of America etcs leaders pay enough lip service to China, Beijing will consider the issue to be sound.

Actually, under Chinese administrative law, there are actually more than 4 different Chinas (Hong Kong, Tibet, East Turkistan and Taiwan). So much for One China.

March 1, 2006 @ 3:34 am | Comment

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