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Free Taiwan

By Kristol, William

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Title: Free Taiwan  
Author: Kristol, William
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Philosophy & politics, Politics & international relations
Collections: New American Century Collection
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Publisher: The Project for the New American Century

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Excerpt: Taiwan?s President Li Teng-hui sent the American foreign policy establishment into a nervous frenzy last week when he declared that Taiwan would henceforth negotiate with China as one state to another. China experts are working overtime on their opeds chastising Taiwan for its provocative action. And the Clinton administration has already made known its displeasure with Li?s statements, denouncing them as unhelpful and reiterating the administration?s own agreement with Beijing?s one- China policy. Meanwhile, Beijing went nuclear, literally. In a document charmingly entitled ?Facts Speak Louder Than Words and Lies Will Collapse on Themselves,? Beijing informed the world of what the Cox committee and other investigations had already revealed: that it has a neutron bomb, just perfect for dropping on a nearby island that China would like to occupy. This threat will no doubt cause even more anxiety among American China hands, who will blame President Li for increasing the danger of another crisis in the Taiwan Straits. Everyone should calm down. By carefully stripping away the absurd fictions of the ?one-China? policy, President Li is actually doing all concerned a big favor. After all, it is true that ?facts speak louder than words.? The fact is that Taiwan is and has been a sovereign state for decades, with its own government, its own army, its own flag, its own flourishing economy, and full possession of its territory. Since the early 1990s, moreover, Taiwan has been a democracy, and nothing could be clearer than that the Taiwanese people want to remain separate from mainland China as long as that territory is ruled by a dictatorship. Until there can be one democratic China, they insist, there must be two Chinas.

 

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