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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 02:55 PM

Taiwan's president to visit US despite objections from China

Source: The Guardian

Taiwan’s president is planning to meet members of Congress next month during a stopover visit to the US that will go ahead despite strong Chinese government objections, a senior Taiwanese official has said.

China tried to block the visit by President Tsai Ing-wen in the wake of a row over perceived pro-Taiwan comments by the US president-elect, Donald Trump, who also held an unprecedented phone conversation with the Taiwan leader.

The visit has caused speculation in Washington and Taiwan that Tsai may meet Trump in person, or members of his transition team, during a nine-day trip that begins on 7 January and includes brief state visits to Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/22/tsai-ing-wen-taiwan-president-us-visit-china-donald-trump

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Reply Taiwan's president to visit US despite objections from China (Original post)
Calista241 Dec 2016 OP
NewJeffCT Dec 2016 #1
Sen. Walter Sobchak Dec 2016 #5
catsudon Dec 2016 #2
TeamPooka Dec 2016 #3
Sen. Walter Sobchak Dec 2016 #6
yuiyoshida Dec 2016 #4
christx30 Dec 2016 #7

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 02:58 PM

1. 40 years of diplomacy

flushed down the toilet...

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:56 PM

5. Broken Clock

 

Our schizophrenic approach to Taiwan has to end. We have supported Taiwan for decades, we have armed it to the teeth and we would risk nuclear war to defend it. Yet in matters of decorum we treat Taiwan like Jimmy Darmody.

China is far more distressed by our military aide to Taiwan than they are by mere courtesies.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:02 PM

2. i'm pro taiwan

i support this, it was nixon's fault for damaging the ties with our former ww2 ally

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:11 PM

3. He's goading China into invading Taiwan. Then what? We going to war with China cause trump

wants a hotel in Taiwan?

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:57 PM

6. China is not going to invade Taiwan

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:29 PM

4. haiyaaaaa!

這將實現什麼?what will this accomplish?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 06:02 PM

7. China is going to complain no matter what.

They had a hissy fit when Obama hosted the Dalai Lama. Should we have not done that?
I think it's up to the inhabitants and government of Taiwan how their country is run, and not mainland China. Hell, I saw an article that said the government was going to enter into a business relationship with a company on the mainland, and people were protesting. They want nothing to do with the mainland.
So China is going to complain no matter what. Might as well do something to further human freedom and not restricting it.

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