China - US scrap over Taiwan arms deal.

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neverfail
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China - US scrap over Taiwan arms deal.

Post by neverfail » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 am

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/artic ... n-beijing/

I do not know how you readers see it but I find the US -Taiwan relationship rather a curious one.

On the one hand it recognized Taiwan as being part of China when it established diplomatic ties with Beijing. Officially, therefore, it supports the PRC position on the status of Taiwan. But on the other hand it still insists on supporting Taiwan as a de facto separate national sovereignty from the PRC. The arms sale is just the latest episode in the so far 7 decades long mellodrama.

Why does the US follow such a contradictory policy course?

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Re: China - US scrap over Taiwan arms deal.

Post by Sertorio » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:43 am

neverfail wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 am
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/artic ... n-beijing/

I do not know how you readers see it but I find the US -Taiwan relationship rather a curious one.

On the one hand it recognized Taiwan as being part of China when it established diplomatic ties with Beijing. Officially, therefore, it supports the PRC position on the status of Taiwan. But on the other hand it still insists on supporting Taiwan as a de facto separate national sovereignty from the PRC. The arms sale is just the latest episode in the so far 7 decades long mellodrama.

Why does the US follow such a contradictory policy course?
Because Americans are "exceptional" and may do as they wish...

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Re: China - US scrap over Taiwan arms deal.

Post by neverfail » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:30 am

Sertorio wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:43 am
neverfail wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 am
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/artic ... n-beijing/

I do not know how you readers see it but I find the US -Taiwan relationship rather a curious one.

On the one hand it recognized Taiwan as being part of China when it established diplomatic ties with Beijing. Officially, therefore, it supports the PRC position on the status of Taiwan. But on the other hand it still insists on supporting Taiwan as a de facto separate national sovereignty from the PRC. The arms sale is just the latest episode in the so far 7 decades long mellodrama.

Why does the US follow such a contradictory policy course?
Because Americans are "exceptional" and may do as they wish...
Well, I agree that US governments have over the years made some 'exceptional" foreign policy blunders but despite that I actually agree with the US policy of supporting Taiwan's independence. Casso will probably feel fit to shit a brick when he reads that - given that he seems to have tagged me as an incorrigible leftie. :D

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