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What effect will the comments of Secretary of Colin Powell have on the Chinese-Taiwan

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  • It will lead to a Sino-Taiwan war, involving the United States.

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Secretray of State Colin Powell shocked Taiwan by saying the country was not independent of China. If that wasn't enough, he suggested that the democracy should unify with mainland China!

Wow! Who would have expected that from a Republican Administration? But, then again, wasn't it a Republican President (Nixon) who first introduced relations with Red China?

So, will Powell's diplomacy embolden Communist China in her effort to absorb Taiwan? Remember how North Korea reacted when the US withdrew troops from the South in 1949? By withdrawing support from Taiwan, are we opening the door to a Sino-Taiwan conflict?
 

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Powell is a dove at heart and I know his views as well as the state dept views often run contrary some Conservative thinking. What the casual observer here does not see is what is and has been going on behind the scenes. Who knows what kind of card game is being played.

This could be an attempt to soften China at the same time emboldening the Chinese people to push for more reforms.

No one really knows and the Chinese are peculiar to say the least.
 

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AClay47 said:
Secretray of State Colin Powell shocked Taiwan by saying the country was not independent of China. If that wasn't enough, he suggested that the democracy should unify with mainland China!
"The democracy should unify with mainland China"

That sentence there says it all.
 

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Aviator, so you are suggesting the Powell is actually saying the mainland ought to emulate Taiwan's democracy and if if does, unification results in a democratic China?

Sort of like West and East Germany?
 

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Gen. Powell is a very smart man and knows how to choose words, I wouldn't be surprised if he meant it that way.

Over one billion people walking could take down a government.
 

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Maybe he wants Taiwan to re-unify so that the PRC can set up some more factory-prisons so that US companies can out source even more jobs to them.

Its all about cheap labor, baby!
 

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The issue is always productive labor.

That is what drives the process, not cheap.
 
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