The Dilemma of Taiwan

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Ma Ying-jeou, the second term President of Taiwan feels that ties with China will be more harmonious and there will be more mutual trust and the chance of conflict is slimmer.

    However, the question arises, it is good that there be harmonious relationship, but in the final analysis, where will it lead? Will there be re-unification with Communist China and willl the Taiwanese accept that?

    Harmonious relationship maybe a good palatform to win elections since it brings prosperity and who does not want prosperity. but does it also mean that the Taiwanese want the Communist Chinese political philosophy to rule their destiny?

    What does the drop in his votes from 17% llead to the 6% lead of now, mean in political terms as also on the re-unification issues?

    And yet, the danger of Communist China attcking and forcibly annexing Taiwan cannot be ruled out.

    And what about this theory?

     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Just been to Taiwan. My hosts were anti KMT but they said that the people who supported KMT are the ones who are only bothered about $$$. But yes they have no desire to live under commie rule even if they support KMT. How ey will balance out the future is anybody's guess. I think it all boils down to beinkmanship and who will lose patience first. Taiwan has been happy the way it has been. I think as china climbs even higher, it could be spoilt by arrogance and may just lose patience.
     
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    Yusuf,

    You are back?

    You seem to be a very quick negotiator!
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Taiwan was at one time a high profile issue in the US; now the focus is more on Israel. US concern with China has more to do with national debt that Taiwan.
     

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