Chinese politics could put U.S. in tough spot

Freedom Newspapers China’s rubber-stamp national legislature, by a vote of 2,896-0, has passed a law authorizing a military attack to stop the island of Taiwan from pursuing formal independence. It is difficult to tell just how genuinely threatening this move is, but it is likely sooner or later to force the United States into some […]

Recount in Taiwan election will slow country’s progress

Freedom Newspapers W hen the United States advises other coun- tries around the world to emulate its demo- cratic ways, it probably doesn’t mean having elections so close that they resemble Florida in 2000 and lead to weeks of uncertainty. But that’s what happened in Taiwan last weekend, and the echoes could reverberate for years. […]

Taiwan-China situation needs delicate touch

Freedom Newspapers P resident Bush seems to have finessed a potentially explosive situation during main land Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to the White House earlier this month. But there is more delicate diplomacy ahead to keep the mainland-Taiwan situation calm. Perhaps the least dangerous course is to keep the current myths alive. What concerns […]