Thursday, May 04, 2006

Spotlight on Taiwan


Now, that the President of China, Hu Jintao, has finally been formally greeted by the white house, it seems the first effects of his visit are starting to show. On a quest to embarrass and bully Taiwan, China has obviously put the hard lean into Bush to not only not "officially recognize" Taiwan, but also to ignore the sovereign democratic island all together. Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's president, intended on an overnight stay in New York on his way to Paraguay. But he was denied the request and told he could refuel in... Alaska! (which he promptly declined) Are we insane.... Bush talks about how important it is to promote democracy in the world (even willing to go to war in the name of it) and we diss a potential democratic ally like Taiwan, all because the world's largest COMMUNIST country tells us to. That doesn't fly in my book, it is utterly unjust and outrageous! "China's suppression against Taiwan has gone from bad to worse," said President Chen Shui-bian, "China should not push Taiwan into a corner, leaving Taiwan without a living space in the international community." Click here to read about this recent low point in Taiwanese U.S. relations. And here to read an outstanding editorial about the importance of including Taiwan in the U.N.

2 comments:

Epsilon289 said...

Note that Hu Jintao, the Chinese "President," got his 21-gun salute, his review of the troops, Colonial fife-and-drum corps, meal of wild-caught Alaskan halibut with mushroom essence, $50 chardonnay ,live bluegrass music, etc etc.... when he visited. And Chen Shui Bian can't even stay overnight in New York...

Taiwan Independence it's a great blog...

Anonymous said...

Please, don't kid everyone. Is democracy the real problem here? Or is it independency?