January 6, 2014

Taiwan's Make-Believe Status Quo

Douglas Goold, National Post

The Associated Press

What a difference a change in parties and the passage of half a decade can make in one of the world’s flashpoints, as I learned during a recent visit to Taiwan. After visiting the island of 23 million people for a week in 2006, I published an article in the National Post which warned that the government (then the Democratic Progressive Party), was “courting a dangerous pro-independence strategy, despite Chinese warnings that any concrete moves towards independence will prompt military action.” My, how things have changed.

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